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Beatrice (Ione) Damro

F, b. May 14, 1918, d. June 12, 2014

Parents

  • Father: Paul Damro (b. July 22, 1896, d. December 2, 1965)
  • Mother: Erna Mae Reidl (b. July 24, 1898, d. September 2, 1955)

Family: Karl Robert Kobussen (b. March 12, 1920, d. February 9, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Beatrice (Ione) Damro was born on May 14, 1918 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Karl Robert Kobussen were married on July 1, 1941.
  • Death: Beatrice (Ione) Damro died on June 12, 2014, at age 96, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ione B. Kobussen

    "Grameo"

    Ione B. Kobussen, age 96, of Appleton, passed away at Matthews of Appleton on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Ione was born on May 14, 1918, in Kaukauna, to the late Paul and Erna Mae Damro. She married Karl Kobussen on July 1, 1941, in Kaukauna; he preceded her in death. Ione was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She and Karl were long-time members of the Elks Club in Kaukauna, enjoyed golfing together, playing cards with friends and were avid Packer fans. They were "Snow Birds" and enjoyed their winters in Arizona to stretch out the golf season, but especially enjoyed time spent with their grandchildren and great grandson.

    Survivors include her son, Jay (Helen) Kobussen, Appleton, and her daughter, Janis Limon, Mesa, Arizona; her grandchildren, Alissa Kobussen (fiancé Brandon Heise); Emily Kobussen- Schmitz; and Mathew Kobussen (fiancé Katherine Schemmel); and her great grandson, Julian Jay Schmitz. Ione was preceded in death by her brother Clifford Damro.

    The family wishes to thank Mary Kober, caretaker and friend for her faithful visits over the past seven years. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street, Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will take place in Highland Memorial Park. A memorial has been established in Ione's name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmanfargo.com.

Jay P Kobussen

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Janis Mary Kobussen

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Family 1: John Limon

Family 2: Norman J Hanson

Helen E Ciske

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John Limon

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Alissa Kobussen

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Emily Kobussen

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Mathew Kobussen

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Carol J Schweikofer

F, b. January 6, 1926, d. July 7, 2003

Biography

  • Birth: Carol J Schweikofer was born on January 6, 1926 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Leland P Kobussen were married on September 4, 1948 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Carol J Schweikofer died on July 7, 2003, at age 77, in Daytona Beach, Volusia Co, Florida.
  • Note: Kobussen, Carol J.
    (nee Schweikofer)
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Carol 1. Kobussen, 77, a retired
    clerical supervisor for Pioneer
    Life Insurance Company, Rockford,
    IL, died Monday, July 7,
    2003 at Regency House Skilled
    Nursing Facility in Daytona
    Beach.
    Mrs. Kobussen was born in
    Green Bay, WI on January 6,
    1926 and moved to Daytona
    Beach in 2000 from Rockford,
    IL.
    Survivors include her husband
    of 55 years, Leland, four sons:
    Anthony (Fumiko), Anchorage,
    Alaska, Paul, Manitowish Waters,
    WI, Thomas (Cathy), Holly
    Hill, FL, Timothy (Denise),
    Whitefish Bay, WI, two daughters
    Mary Streit, Rockford, IL,
    Ann Hoppe Pappas (James),
    Mequon, WI. Also survived by
    seven grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren,
    many friends and
    relatives.
    Memorial Mass at St. Agnes,
    14849th Street, Green Bay,Wisconsin
    54304-3061on July 23 at
    11:00 a.m. with reception to follow.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial.

Robert Scott Bowers

M, b. August 10, 1911

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Scott Bowers was born on August 10, 1911.

Joseph John Jansen

M, b. June 24, 1902, d. December 7, 1977

Parents

Family: Henrica Maria DeBruin (b. July 14, 1901, d. May 19, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph John Jansen was born on June 24, 1902 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 7, 1977, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/25S.

Henrica Maria DeBruin

F, b. July 14, 1901, d. May 19, 1974

Parents

Family: Joseph John Jansen (b. June 24, 1902, d. December 7, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Henrica Maria DeBruin was born on July 14, 1901 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 19, 1974, at age 72, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/25S.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Lloyd J (Dusty) Jansen

M, b. April 5, 1930, d. February 9, 1999

Parents

Family: Mavis M Brouillard (b. July 26, 1929, d. February 26, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Lloyd J (Dusty) Jansen was born on April 5, 1930 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mavis M Brouillard were married on October 14, 1961 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lloyd J (Dusty) Jansen died on February 9, 1999, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/12/5.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mavis M Brouillard

F, b. July 26, 1929, d. February 26, 2012

Parents

Family: Lloyd J (Dusty) Jansen (b. April 5, 1930, d. February 9, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Mavis M Brouillard was born on July 26, 1929.
  • Marriage: She and Lloyd J (Dusty) Jansen were married on October 14, 1961 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mavis M Brouillard died on February 26, 2012, at age 82.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/12/5.
  • Note: Mavis M. Jansen, Kaukauana, age 82, passed away on Sunday February 26, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born in Jim Falls, WI on July 26, 1929 to the late Bernard and Marie (Van Linn) Brouillard. Mavis married Lloyd J. Jansen on October 14, 1961 at Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna. She enjoyed working at Wal-Mart and spending time with her family.

    Mavis is survived by her daughter Renee (Daniel) Brochtrup of Kaukauna; grandchildren Jennifer Jansen, Jason (Annie) Van Der Steen, Nicholas Jansen and Brent Curry-Jansen; great grandchildren: Miah and Ava Van Der Steen; sister: Florance Appleton; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Eugene "Whity" (Alice) Jansen, Betty Jansen, Beulah (Martin) Vanden Hogan and Claire Jansen. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to her parents and husband, Mavis was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law: Joseph and Hattie (De Bruin) Jansen; sister Shirley Gottschalk; brothers-in-law: Stanley (Marcella), Melvin, Roland and David Jansen.

    Visitation will be held Thursday March 1, 2012 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (201 E. Main St.). Visitation will continue Friday March 2, 2012 at HOLY CROSS PARISH (309 Desnoyer Kaukauna) beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Pomeroy will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. For on-line condolences please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 788-6237


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from February 27 to February 29, 2012.

Renee Jansen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

David J (Butch) Jansen

M, b. February 6, 1935, d. August 28, 2004

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Biography

  • Birth: David J (Butch) Jansen was born on February 6, 1935 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 28, 2004, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/74-1-2.
  • Note: Jansen, David J. "Butch"

    David J. Jansen "Butch", 69, Little Chute died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, after a courageous battle with lung cancer due to Asbestosis. He was surrounded by his family at home. David was born Feb. 6, 1935, to the late Joseph and Hattie (De Bruin) Jansen. He married Claire Busch Oct. 5, 1957, and was a lifelong member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. He was a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion, Post #258 and the VFW. As a four year Air Force Veteran, David served his country in the Korean War. Before retiring in 1992, he was employed with Azco Inc. David enjoyed spending time at his cottage with his family, woodworking and traveling. His family was blessed with his wonderful sense of humor and his kind heart.

    David is survived by his wife Claire; four children, Bruce J. Jansen and special friend, Barbara Verkuilen, Little Chute; Dave C. (Kathy) Jansen, Little Chute; Stacie (Tom) Lietz, Kaukauna; Dawna (Dean) Van Handel, Little Chute; nine grandchildren, Travis, Jennifer, Melissa, Stephanie and Allison Jansen, Sam, Max, Brady and Rayna Van Handel; three step- grandchildren, Tanner, Logan and Conor Lietz; a sister, Beulah (Marty) Vanden Hogen; a brother, Gene "Whitie" (Alice) Jansen; sisters-in-law, Marcella, Betty and Mavis Jansen; Shirley Seeger; Janet (Ray) Behling; Lois "Butchie" (Orion "Poogie') Reynebeau; his mother-in-law, Harriet Busch; and a special family friend, Dale Van Handel. David is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

    David was preceded in death by four brothers, Stan, Melvin, Roland and Lloyd "Dusty" Jansen; two brothers-in-law, Arnie Thyssen and Dick Seeger; and his father-in-law, Jack Busch.

    The family would like to thank Dr. Avery, Dr. Schoenbill and Affinity Hospice, especially Rachel, for the special care they gave.

    Friends may call Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004 after 2 p.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at 5 p.m. at St. John Nepomucene. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen is officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Jennifer O'Connell with Fox Cities Funeral Service is assisting the family.

    Dad, until we meet again, we'll carry you in our hearts.

    Fox Cities Funeral &

    Cremation Services

    Toll free 888-877-7550.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Eugene E Jansen

M, b. July 11, 1936, d. January 4, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Eugene E Jansen was born on July 11, 1936 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 4, 2013, at age 76, in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/74.
  • Note: Eugene E. "Whitie" Jansen, Little Chute, age 76, died Friday January 4, 2013 at American Grand Assisted Living in Darboy. He was born in Little Chute on July 11, 1936 to the late Joe and Hattie (DeBruin) Jansen. Whitie attended St. John Grade School and graduated from Kimberly High School in 1954. He served in the Army from 1955-1957. Once Whitie was home, he married Alice Oudenhoven on May 3, 1958 at Holy Name Parish in Kimberly. He was employed at Lakeview and Kimberly Mills and retired from the Little Chute Post Office after 28 years of service. Whitie was a proud member of the Little Chute Fire Department for 12 years. He was especially pleased when his son and nephews followed him into service with their respective fire departments.

    Gene loved to socialize, whether it was time at the cottage on Archibald Lake or neighborhood gatherings, he was an excellent host that ensured his guests enjoyed themselves. The neighborhood New Year's Eve parties are warmly remembered. Whitie enjoyed playing cribbage and letting his grandkids drive the pontoon. Together, Whitie and Alice loved to travel. He also enjoyed watching the Packers.

    Gene is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice; daughters: Kathy (Steve) Horn, Town of Harrison; Karla (Joe) Greenwood, Freedom; sons: Mark (Kitty), Little Chute and Doug (Ellen), Kaukauna. grandchildren: Zach, Adam, Jacob and Sarah Horn, Josh (Aimee) and Brian Fischer, Kasey and Justin Greenwood, Chelsea and Nathan Jansen; step grandchildren: Ady (Tim) Miller, Rebecca (Kurt) Theyel, Zeb (Ashley) and Missie Bayer, Katie (Nick) Murtha; step great grandchildren: Deidre Miller, Jianna and Samara Theyel, Zander and Brin Bayer; sister: Beulah (Marty) Vanden Hogen; sisters-in-law: Betty and Claire Jansen; Alice's family: Kay Oudenhoven, Pat (Greg) VanZeeland, Mary(Butch) Malsavage, Joann (Jerry) Lamers, Gail (Terry) Jasmer and Jean (Dave) Coenen; Godchildren: Ann Lesenfelder, Randy Jansen, Gail Jasmer, Renee Brochtrup, Dawna Van Handel and Dan Malsavage. He is also survived by sponsored daughter Aida Kagwiria of Nairobi.

    In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his granddaughter Katie Lynn Greenwood; brothers: Stan (Marcella), Rollie, Melvin, Dusty (Mavis) and Dave; nephews Tommy and Joseph Jansen, brother-in-law Arnold Thyssen; and his in-laws Tony, Fern, Danny (infant) and Roger Oudenhoven, George Swalbach III; and nephew Billy Oudenhoven.

    Visitation will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 2:00pm until time of Mass at 5:00pm. The Rev. Ronald Belitz will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will follow. Committal St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

    Alice and the kids would like to thank the staff of American Grand Assisted Living for the care and concern they've shown to Whitie.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kimberly High School in 1954.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Beulah A Jansen

F, b. September 28, 1928, d. September 19, 2014

Parents

Family 1: Arnold A Theyssen (b. February 2, 1921, d. May 30, 1956)

Biography

  • Birth: Beulah A Jansen was born on September 28, 1928 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold A Theyssen were married on November 12, 1949 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Beulah A Jansen was married on September 6, 1958 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 19, 2014, at age 85.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/44N.
  • Note: Beulah "Bea" A. Vanden Hogen, Kimberly, age 85, died at her home Friday September 19, 2014. She was born in Little Chute on September 28, 1928 to the late Joseph and Hattie (De Bruin) Jansen. Beulah married Martin Vanden Hogen at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church on September 6, 1958. Beulah enjoyed taking care of her yard, playing cards, building puzzles, knitting and trips to the casino. She loved to fish.

    Bea is survived by her husband of 56 years, Martin; children: Jeff (Sue) of Hilbert and Lori Sontag of Appleton; grandchildren: Alicia (Tyler) Schumacher, Carissa and Nathan Vanden Hogen, Cotey and Austin Carter, and Noah Sontag; great grandchildren: Ethan, Carson and Adriana Schumacher; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Claire, Betty and Alice Jansen, Mary (Ralph) Braun, Ann Mc Kitrick, Frances Auden, Bernie (Florence) Vanden Hogen, Pat Kunstman, Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen and Rose (Jerry) Verhagen. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Thyssen, Jr.; brothers: Stan (Marcella), Rollie, Melvin, Lloyd "Dusty" (Mavis), David "Butch" and Eugene "Whitie" Jansen; and brothers and sisters-in-law: George, Little Marty and Joseph Vanden Hogen, Catherine (Jack) Vervoort, Terry (Barney) Managan, Miles McKitrick, Wilma (Richard) Killian, Norb Auden and Jerry Kunstman.

    Visitation will be held Wednesday September 24, 2014 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH - KIMBERLY CHURCH (600 E. Kimberly Avenue) beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate and Deacon Bruce Corey will assist. Committal to follow at St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

    The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Jack Meyer and the staff of ThedaCare Hospice for the excellent care they provided.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Claire A Busch

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Alice F Oudenhoven

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Lee Anselm Hartzheim

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Joseph Jansen

M, b. January 23, 1968, d. January 23, 1968

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Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Jansen was born on January 23, 1968.
  • Death: He died on January 23, 1968, at age 0.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Melvin John Jansen

M, b. May 25, 1925, d. April 28, 1944

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1943

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin John Jansen was born on May 25, 1925 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 28, 1944, at age 18, in KIA WWII.
  • Burial: He was buried MARKER ONLY in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in England.
  • Note: May 15, 1944
    Little Chute Sailor Is Missing, Navy Informs Parents
    Seaman First Class Melvin Jansen, 18, Little Chute, is missing in the performance of his duty, according to a message received from the navy department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jansen, 135 Willow street, Little Chute, Saturday afternoon.
    Seaman Jansen entered the service Feb. 26, 1943, and received his basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. He also trained in California and Virginia and has been overseas since Dec. 1. He was stationed somewhere in the British Isles.
    Prior to his entrance in the navy he attended St. John High school, of which he is a graduate. He has a brother, Private Stanley Jansen, who is serving with the armed forces somewhere in North Ireland.
  • Note: Melvin Jansen

    Hi, I'm Melvin John Jansen. I was born in Little Chute on May 25, 1925 to Joe and Hattie (De Bruin) Jansen. I was 1 of 7 Children; brothers, Stan, Rollie, Lloyd (Dusty) Dave (Butch) Gene (Whitie) and one sister, Buelah. We lived on the corner of Willow St and Monroe St. There's a nice playground there now. Back then, both streets and backyards were our playgrounds.

    I graduated from St John's High. I missed out on the graduation ceremony as I left early to serve in the Navy. While attending St John's, I was an alter boy, Sophomore class treasurer, was in the Jr. Holy Name, and in the Victory Corps. My ambition in life was to be an Admiral in the Navy. I got the nickname "Sluggo"-guess from being in boxing for 2 years. Like anyone else in Little Chute, I enjoyed swimming in the Fox River.

    Shortly after the 28th of April, 1944, my parents received a telegram stating I was missing in action. In April of 1945, I was legally declared dead. Supposedly, I'm buried at sea near London, England. It wasn't until 1984 that my family found out how I died. At that time ABC aired a program on the Freedom of Information Act.

    I was on a LST (Landing Ship Tank) number 531. I was among hundreds of U.S. Servicemen taking part in Operation Tiger; a rehearsal for the Invasion of Normandy. While crossing the English Channel on April 28, 1944, 2 German speed boats caught the US landing crafts off guard and sank 2 and severely damaged a 3rd ship sending approximately 749 soldiers and 197 sailors to their deaths. The family found out later over a thousand men died that day.

    Since it was "practice", we weren't prepared for live action. We were about 13 miles out on the 21.4 mile wide channel. The water temperature was 43 degrees and hypothermia was responsible for many of the deaths.

    The dead were buried in the Brookwood Cemetery near London. The injured were treating at many different hospitals. Some of them and other survivors did participate in the Invasion of Omaha Beach. They lived with the secret of Operation Tiger for over 40 years.

    There is a memorial at Torcross England dedicated to the US service men that died on April 28, 1944. My brother, Stan, was stationed in England at the same time I was but we never got the chance to get together.

    I was awarded the Purple Heart and I am proud to have served my country and to be remembered here at St. John's Cemetery.

    My name is Mark Jansen, a nephew of Martin and the son of Martin's brother, Whitie.
    Little Chute Historical Society Cemetery Walk 2012.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1943.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Stanley C Jansen

M, b. November 4, 1923, d. June 3, 1998

Parents

Family: Marcella Clara Ploederl (b. August 6, 1920, d. February 6, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Stanley C Jansen was born on November 4, 1923 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marcella Clara Ploederl were married on October 13, 1943 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Stanley C Jansen died on June 3, 1998, at age 74, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/100.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Roland V Jansen

M, b. January 31, 1927, d. June 6, 1998

Parents

Family: Betty Jane Eake (b. August 23, 1929, d. January 25, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Roland V Jansen was born on January 31, 1927 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Betty Jane Eake were married on July 2, 1949.
  • Death: Roland V Jansen died on June 6, 1998, at age 71, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America