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Roger Donald Diedrich

M, b. August 14, 1938, d. June 12, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Roger Donald Diedrich was born on August 14, 1938 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 12, 2016, at age 77, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Roger Donald Diedrich of Kaukauna, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on June 12, 2016. Roger was born August 14, 1938 in the town of Vandenbroek, son of the late Mathias and Mercedes (McGuire) Diedrich. He is survived by three brothers: James (Irene) Diedrich, Mathew Gary (Linda) Diedrich, and Richard (Jeanne) Diedrich; a sister: Mary (Henry) Kreutzberg; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews who were always willing to help their uncle Roger.

    A private funeral mass and burial service was held for the comfort of his family.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 19, 2016.

Richard Lee Diedrich

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Linda Lou Hechel

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  • Father: Oscar E Hechel (b. July 3, 1898, d. December 24, 1983)
  • Mother: Edna Krull (b. May 1, 1907, d. November 14, 1985)

Family: Roger Donald Diedrich (b. August 14, 1938, d. June 12, 2016)

Jeanne Ellen Johnson

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Francis B McGuire

M, b. June 5, 1919, d. August 26, 2011

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Family: Evelyn Elizabeth Vosters (b. November 16, 1921, d. May 21, 2014)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis B McGuire was born on June 5, 1919 in Darlington, Lafayette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Evelyn Elizabeth Vosters were married on June 18, 1941 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Francis B McGuire died on August 26, 2011, at age 92, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Francis B. McGuire, formerly of Little Chute, age 92, passed away on Friday, August 26th at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Appleton. Francis was born on June 5th, 1919 to the late James and Rose McGuire in Darlington, Wisconsin. He served in the United States Army during World War II as sergeant with the communications section in the 94th infantry division of General Patton's third army. After his discharge in December of 1945, he and his wife, Evelyn, resided in Kaukauna, and then moved to Appleton to raise their family. Fran was employed with Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company for over forty-one years. After his retirement in 1981, he and Evie spent many happy years at their home on Shawano Lake. Fran enjoyed fishing the lake year round; always eager to put on a fish fry for family and friends.

    In later years, Fran and Evie moved to Little Chute to be near family. Here, they continued to share over 70 years of marriage together.

    He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Michael (Mary) McGuire of Sherwood, son, David (Paula) McGuire of Greenville, and daughter Kathy (Don) Lindberg of Little Chute; seven grandchildren: Brian (Stephanie) McGuire, Julie McGuire, David (Laura) McGuire, Robert McGuire, Melissa, Tony (special friend, Erin Paulson) and Megan (special friend, Nick Wolf) Lindberg; three great-grandchildren, Connor and Maia McGuire, and Aubrey McGuire; a brother, Donald McGuire of Darlington, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Marion Vande Bogart, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlene & Jerry Van Handel. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceding his death were his parents, James and Rose (Cavanaugh) McGuire, brothers Paul, Thomas, Cecil, and infant brother, Francis McGuire; three sisters, Mercedes Diedrich, Bernadine Wendland, and Rose Marie Calvert.

    Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St. Kaukauna, on Monday, August 29th, 2011 with Rev. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Fran's family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. With full military honors by Appleton VFW.

    The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Rennes for their exceptional care of Fran.

    Nothing was more important to Dad than his family. He especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Valley Funeral Home

    2211 N. Richmond St.

    Appleton (920) 733-5435

    www.valleyfh.com

    "Serving as would be Served"

    "Grandpa, thank you for giving us ice cream cones at 10:00 a.m. because you couldn't say no. You always thought of everyone before yourself. Happy fishing in heaven. We love you!"


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from August 27 to August 29, 2011.

Evelyn Elizabeth Vosters

F, b. November 16, 1921, d. May 21, 2014

Parents

Family: Francis B McGuire (b. June 5, 1919, d. August 26, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Evelyn Elizabeth Vosters was born on November 16, 1921 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis B McGuire were married on June 18, 1941 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Evelyn Elizabeth Vosters died on May 21, 2014, at age 92.
  • Note: Evelyn Elizabeth "Evie" McGuire, age 92, formerly of Little Chute, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Rennes Nursing Home in Appleton. She was born on November 16, 1921 to the late Louis and Josephine (Neugebauer) Vosters in Appleton. On June 18, 1941 Evelyn married Francis McGuire in Kaukauna, beginning seventy years of marriage until his passing in 2011. After raising her children, Evelyn worked many years in the proof department at the First National Bank of Appleton. Upon retirement Evelyn and Francis built their dream house on Shawano Lake enjoying fishing, daily walks in Mielke Park and visiting with neighbors and family. In 1995 they sold their lake home and moved to Little Chute to be closer to family.

    Evie is survived by her three children, Michael (Mary) McGuire, Sherwood; David (Paula) McGuire, Appleton; Kathlyn (Donald) Lindberg, Little Chute; seven grandchildren, Brian (Stephanie) McGuire, Julie (Steve) Cox, David (Laura) McGuire, Robert McGuire, Melissa (special friend Chris Paulik) Lindberg, Anthony (Erin) Lindberg and Magen Lindberg, five great-grandchildren, Connor, Maia, Rowan, Henry and Aubrey, two sisters, Arlene (Jerry) Van Handel, Marian Vande Bogart, and one brother-in-law, Donald McGuire, Darlington, WI; she is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Evie was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Vosters, a brother-in-law, Earl Vande Bogart and a sister-in-law, Joann Vosters.

    The funeral service will be held 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Valley Funeral Home. Evie's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:00AM, until the time of service.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Rosella Elizabeth VandenLangenberg

F, b. June 1, 1919, d. May 17, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Rosella Elizabeth VandenLangenberg was born on June 1, 1919 in Preble, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond Lamal were married on August 31, 1940 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rosella Elizabeth VandenLangenberg died on May 17, 2006, at age 86.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 19, 2006

    Lamal, Rosella (Vanden Langenberg) Rosella (Vanden Langenberg) Lamal, 86, Green Bay resident, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at an area nursing home. She was born June 1, 1919, in Green Bay, to the late Joseph and Hattie (Scray) Vanden Langenberg. On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Raymond Lamal at St. Philip the Apostle Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1986. Together they raised a family of 12. Rosella worked food service at Edison and Preble schools from 1974 to 1985. She then retired to take care of her husband during his illness. Rosella loved to travel, play cards and to help family members. Faith was a very important part of her life. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Church and was active in church activities such as the St. Philip Altar Society. In her later years, she chose to live near the church so she could attend Mass regularly. She was a member of the Winiecki VFW Post 9677, in Bellevue and served as president of Ladies Auxiliary. Rosie had a special place in her heart for children. She loved to take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will forever appreciate the many things our parents have taught and done for each of us. But one legacy that is very important, not just at this time, but at all times is family.

    She is survived by six daughters, Donna (Jack) Jauquet, Linda (Bob) Sticka, Julie Parrish, Carla (Clayton) Erickson, Lori Delcorps, Cheryl (John) Ondrus; five sons, Dennis (Carol) Lamal, Wayne (Laura) Lamal, Rick (Beth) Lamal, Kerry (Julie) Lamal, Kevin (Jodi) Lamal; 25 grandchildren, Gina (Jeff) Frease, Todd (Lisa) Lamal, Paul Jauquet, Mark (Mickie) Jauquet, Tracy (Dan) Gallagher, Greg Sticka, Chris (Jenny) Lamal, Shawn (Becky) Lamal, Amy (Bill) Rath, Libby Parrish, Brent Lamal, Leanne (Mike) Maletis, Erin Delsart, Leah and Chad Erickson, Denton (Hannah) Delcorps, Nick Delcorps, Joe (Judy) Delcorps, Katie Delcorps, Maggie and Claire Lamal, Erin, Jenna and Kendra Lamal, Matthew Ondrus; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by four brothers, Marvin (Lorraine), Howard (Jan), Raphael (Ida), Ronald (Jeanne); three sisters, Eloise Vander Kelen, Lorraine Nick, Bernice (Arnie) Rentmeester; and three sisters-in-law, Betty, Barbara and Pearl Vanden Langenberg; brother-in-law, Bernard Lamal; sisters and brothers-in-law, Leona (Joe) Marcelle and Delores (Bud) Ronsman.

    In addition to her husband, Raymond, and parents, Rosie was preceded in death by one daughter, Diane; great- granddaughter, Brenna Jauquet; three brothers, Harvey, Lloyd and Kenny Vanden Langenberg; father and mother-in-law, Fred and Anna (Watermolen) Lamal; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Helen (Richard) Phillips, Florence (Lee) Blajeski, Clarence (Geraldine) Lamal, Lucille (Clifford) Phillips, and Mary Lamal.

    Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Larry Canavera officiating. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Lamal family at www.prokowall.com The family would like to thank the staff of the Odd Fellows Home and Sr. Helen Keyser for their care and concern.

Urban George Wildenberg

M, b. September 27, 1914, d. March 11, 1999

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Biography

  • Birth: Urban George Wildenberg was born on September 27, 1914 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Irene Caroline Pritzl were married on May 22, 1945 in St Mary Church, Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Urban George Wildenberg died on March 11, 1999, at age 84.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Friday, March 12, 1999


    Urban G. Wildenberg
    216 Williams St.
    Combined Locks

    Age 84, died unexpectedly Thursday March 11, 1999. He was born September 27, 1914 in the Town of Vanden Broek, son of the late Joseph and Petronella (Verkuilen) Wildenberg. On Urban's 5th birthday, he moved to Combined Locks and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church since its beginning. On May 22, 1945 he married the former Irene Pritzel. Urban served om World War in the Pacfic at Guada Canal and New Hebridies, spending 33 months in the Medical Corps. Urban enjoyed all sports and played professional baseball for the St. Louis Browns organization and alos played semi-pro in the valley for many years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time at Clear Lake in Manitowis Waters. Urban was a member of the VFW Post 10544 of Combined Locks, a member of the Combined Locks Fire Department for eight years and past president of the Combined Locks Horseshoe Club.

    He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Irene; his children: Glen (Cindy), Two Rivers; Wayne, Appleton; Lynn (Gary) Luckow, Appleton; Steve, Combined Locks; eight grandchildren; Gary Luckow Jr., Menasha; Tami Luckow, Detroit, Michigan; Toni Luckow, Menasha; Shelly (Dwight) Darrow, Milwaukee; Dawn Wildenberg, Neenah; Bill Wildenberg, California; Stacie Wildenberg, Green Bay; Abby Wildenberg, Two Rivers; a great granchild, Cami Mobley/Wildenberg, Neenah; a sister, Alama Blackburn, Little Chute; a brother and two sisters in-law; Joe "Sonny" (Ann) Wildenberg, Kimberly; Eileen Wildenberg, Little Chute. He is furthur survived by his wife's family; Leo (Jeanette) Pritzel, Brillion; Bernard (Leonora) Benzschawel, Sheboygan; Emily Nate, Brillion; Elaine Brennen, New Holstein.

    He was preceded in death by brothers; Bill, Scott and Walter; sisters; Etta Vanden Bogard, and Josephine Jansen.

    Funeral services will be at 12 noon Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Combined Locks with Father Robert Vandenberg officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. Military rites will be conducted by the Combined Locks VFW Post 10544 immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family with arrangements.
    He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who's zest for life and big heart touched everyone who knew him. The great times and memories we shared with him will forever live on in our hearts. We all miss you, Dad.

Irene Caroline Pritzl

F, b. July 28, 1922, d. September 11, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: Irene Caroline Pritzl was born on July 28, 1922.
  • Marriage: She and Urban George Wildenberg were married on May 22, 1945 in St Mary Church, Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Irene Caroline Pritzl died on September 11, 2011, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Irene Wildenberg, nee Pritzl, age 89, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Carolina Manor with her family by her side following a long illness. She was born July 28, 1922 to the late William and Caroline (Spatchek) Pritzl. On May 22, 1945 Irene married Urban G. Wildenberg. The couple enjoyed 53 years of marriage together prior to his death on March 11, 1999. Irene was the center of her family. She was an amazing and wonderful mother, loving grandmother and great grandmother. She gave her unconditional love and support to everyone she knew and accepted them for who they were. Irene enjoyed bowling, golfing, competing in horseshoes and playing cards with her friends. She loved the outdoors and spending time on Clear Lake in Manitowish Waters. Irene was an avid fisherman, teaching the grandchildren how to catch and clean "the big ones". She also loved spending her winters in Destin, Florida. Irene was an active member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Combined Locks.

    She is survived by her children: Glen (Cindy), Winchester, Wayne, Racine, Lynn (Gary) Luckow, Appleton, and Steve, Combined Locks; 8 grandchildren: Gary (Patti) Luckow Jr., Neenah, Tami (Brian) Olesen, Appleton, Toni (Steve) Schult, Greenville, Shelly (Dwight) Karrow, Milwaukee, Dawn Wildenberg, Appleton, Bill (Cher) Wildenberg, California, Stacie (Eric) Zdroik, Suamico, and Abby Wildenberg, Menasha; 5 great grandchildren: Cami Mobley-Wildenberg, Anna and Matthew Olesen, Chloe Wildenberg, and Peyton Lange; twin sisters: Emily Nate, Brillion and Elaine Brennan, New Holstein; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Pritzl, Brillion. She is further survived by her husband's sister-in-law, Ann Wildenberg, Kimberly, nieces and nephews, and wonderful neighbors and special friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Urban, 2 brothers: Jerome and Leo, and a sister, Lenora Benzschawel.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 E. Wallace Street, Combined Locks with Fr. Andrew Kysely officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Friends will be received directly at church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. 766-2099.

    Thanks to everyone who has helped Irene during her illness.


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on September 13, 2011.

Glen William Wildenberg

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Wayne J Wildenberg

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Family 1: Eileen Talaga (b. July 21, 1949, d. April 8, 1995)

Family 2: Blossom A Baurain (b. May 2, 1950, d. June 24, 1990)

Lynn Wildenberg

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Steve Wildenberg

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Cynthia Marie Arno

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Charles Blackburn

M, b. circa 1906, d. yes

Family: Alma P Wildenberg (b. October 31, 1906, d. December 2, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Charles Blackburn was born circa 1906.
  • Marriage: He and Alma P Wildenberg were married in 1956 in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Charles Blackburn died yes.

Evelyn Janssen

F, b. March 19, 1915, d. March 20, 1996

Parents

Family: John Paul Klim (b. February 28, 1918, d. June 4, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Evelyn Janssen was born on March 19, 1915 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 20, 1996, at age 81.

George J Jansen

M, b. January 5, 1903, d. January 23, 1964

Parents

Family: Josephine J Wildenberg (b. April 1, 1901, d. October 11, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: George J Jansen was born on January 5, 1903 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Josephine J Wildenberg were married on September 6, 1923 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: George J Jansen died on January 23, 1964, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Friday, January 24, 1964

    George J. Jansen

    Age 61, passed away Thursday morning at about 9:30 a.m. He was born in Little Chute, January 4, 1903. Mr. Jansen was a member of Holy Name Society of St. Paul Catholic Church, Combined Locks and was an employee of Combined Locks Paper Co. for the past 40 years.

    Survivors are his wife, Josehine; three sons, Paul, Rt. 4, Appleton; Joseph, Kaukauna; Carl, Little Chute; four brothers, Albert, Little Chute; Martin, Appleton; Edward, Kimberly; Sylvester, Weyauwega; two sisters, Mrs. Harold [Rose] Gulixon, Appleton; Mrs. Bernard [Harriet] Van Dyke, Rt. 4, Appleton; 11 grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. am. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Combined Locks wiht Rev. Bernard Timmers officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute, after 2 p.m. Friday where the rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Francis Joseph Danner

M, b. September 17, 1880, d. March 29, 1972

Family: Mabel H Glass (b. August 7, 1882, d. March 19, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis Joseph Danner was born on September 17, 1880.
  • Marriage: He and Mabel H Glass were married on October 2, 1906.
  • Death: Francis Joseph Danner died on March 29, 1972, at age 91, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Mabel H Glass

F, b. August 7, 1882, d. March 19, 1959

Family: Francis Joseph Danner (b. September 17, 1880, d. March 29, 1972)

Biography

  • Birth: Mabel H Glass was born on August 7, 1882.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Joseph Danner were married on October 2, 1906.
  • Death: Mabel H Glass died on March 19, 1959, at age 76, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Shirley Coonen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

D Robert Coonen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Thomas J Burke

M, b. March 6, 1934, d. April 28, 2013

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas J Burke was born on March 6, 1934 in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 8, 1956 in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 28, 2013, at age 79, in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Thomas J. Burke, 79, of Seymour passed away Sunday morning, April 28, 2013 at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison. He was born March 6, 1934 in Madison, son of the late Thomas N. and Ruth (Donovan) Burke. On September 8, 1956 he was united in marriage to Shirley Coonen in Seymour.

    Tom was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Seymour and was a member of the choir. He was a graduate of U.W. Madison. Tom was a Captain in the Army Reserve Transportation Core and a member of the Seymour American Legion. Tom was a Seymour City Alderman. He served on the local Boy Scout Council. Tom enjoyed his time with his family at deer camp, singing with his guitar with his family accompanying him and camping trips.

    Survivors include his wife Shirley; children: MaryKathryn Burke, Thomas (Rayleen) Burke, Elizabeth (Gary) Moeller, Margaret Burke (Tom Peer), Nancy (Tom) Brzoski, Daniel (Beth) Burke, Jerry (deceased), Kathleen Burke (Patty Miller), Paul (Katie) Burke, David (Mary) Burke; 20 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sisters and brother: Ruth Ann Church, Margie Pachter and Michael Burke; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert (Marge) Coonen.

    He is preceded in death by his son Jerry; great grandsons Thomas, Dominick and Gabriel Burke; brother Joseph Burke; sister Ellen Burke; brother-in-law Skip Church; father-in-law and mother-in-law Derbert and Margaret Coonen.

    Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and visitation will continue on Friday, May 10, 2013 at St. John's Catholic Church, Seymour from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Bob Kabat officiating. Burial will take place at St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed by the Seymour American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.