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Eunice Menting

F, b. November 20, 1938, d. October 11, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: Eunice Menting was born on November 20, 1938.
  • Marriage: She was married on September 3, 1955 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 11, 2012, at age 73, in Suring, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Eunice M. Kuehl, 73, Suring formerly of Sherwood, passed away at home on Thursday, October 11, 2012. She was born November 20, 1938, to the late Leo and Marie (Van Roy) Menting. Eunice Menting married Kenneth E. Kuehl on September 3, 1955, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Eunice ran the farm in Sherwood with Ken from 1966 to 1983. They owned and operated Kuehl's Red Arrow Resort on Anderson Lake from 1983 until retirement in 2000.

    Eunice was a loving wife and mother, she enjoyed knitting and cooking, her specialty was making large amounts of sauer kraut and hocks. She will be greatly remembered for her intoxicating fruit cakes. Eunice faithfully attended St. Michael's Catholic Church Chapel where she was a member.

    She will be greatly missed by her husband, Kenneth of Suring; three daughters, Kasandra (Rick) Ott of Gillett; Karol Kuehl Koeck (special friend Butch) of Brillion; Karlyn (Keith) Pennings of Navarino; four sons, Kendall (special friend, Amy), Leonard (Kathy) Menting of Darboy; Karl (Ann) Kuehl of Colby; Kory (Nixi) Kuehl of Suring; six brothers, Tom (Eva) Menting, Roger (Kay) Menting, Lee (Connie) Menting, Bernard (Karen) Menting, Leroy (Debbie) Menting, Leonard (Kathy) Menting; 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two more blessings to come.

    She will be greeted at the gates of Heaven by her daughter, Kitty Marie. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Menting; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Krystal.

    Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home on Monday, October 15, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. with Father Michael Betley officiating. Burial to follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Sherwood. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com

    In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Suring.




    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on October 12, 2012.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Thomas Menting

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Family: Eva Unknown

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

Roger Thomas Menting

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  • Birth: Roger Thomas Menting was born on April 18, 1944.
  • Death: He died on February 25, 2017, at age 72.
  • Note: Roger T. Menting, age 72, of Greenleaf, found peace in passing. He found strength in God, family and friends. Caring and nurturing were his purpose in life.

    Survivors include his wife, Kay, children: Kim (Chris) Holzschuh, Joe (Kaarina) Menting, Michelle (Dan) Schmidt, Melinda (Chris) Menting-Lemke, 11 grandchildren; Brothers: Tom, Lee, Bernie, Leroy, Lenny and their families.

    Private family services will be held by Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory, 920-336-8702.

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Leo Roger Menting

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Family 2: Connie Unknown

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

Bernard John Menting

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

Leroy B Menting

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

John D VanVonderen

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Biography

  • Birth: John D VanVonderen was born circa 1941.
  • Death: He died on November 28, 2009.
  • Note: December 3, 2009


    Van Vonderen, John D.


    John D. Van Vonderen, Little Suamico, died unexpectedly on Nov. 28, 2009, at the age of 68. He lived a full life filled with blessings and love. He is survived by Redeena Regal; son, J.R., his wife, Renee, and children, Dane and Cade; son, James, his wife, Julie, and children, Alex and Ava; and daughter, Monica Campbell, her husband, Brian, and children, Owen and Kylin. He is further survived by his brother, Frank Van Vonderen, his wife, Diane; nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Audrey Van Vonderen.

    Family and friends may call at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 3370 Deerfield West, Suamico, after 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Gary Dantinne officiating. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.

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

    PFOTENHAUER

    Funeral & Cremation

    (920) 434-2060.

Kenneth Kuehl

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Family: Eunice Menting (b. November 20, 1938, d. October 11, 2012)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Kayleen Kersten

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

Kristina DeBoth

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Karen Ann Vosters

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

Deborah A Driessen

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William DeGoey

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Lawrence Patrick McMahon

M, b. December 21, 1880, d. February 17, 1966

Family: Mary DeJong (b. July 7, 1887, d. June 25, 1935)

Biography

  • Birth: Lawrence Patrick McMahon was born on December 21, 1880 in Ontario, Canada.
  • Death: He died on February 17, 1966, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mary DeJong

F, b. July 7, 1887, d. June 25, 1935

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Family: Lawrence Patrick McMahon (b. December 21, 1880, d. February 17, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary DeJong was born on July 7, 1887.
  • Death: She died on June 25, 1935, at age 47.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Lawrence E McMahon

M, b. September 26, 1922, d. August 10, 2002

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  • Birth: Lawrence E McMahon was born on September 26, 1922 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Gertrude Koehn were married on June 28, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lawrence E McMahon died on August 10, 2002, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/24E.
  • Note: McMahon, Lawrence E.

    1300 E. Lincoln

    Little Chute

    Age 79, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, died Saturday, August 10, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 26, 1922 in Kaukauna, son of the late Lawrence and Mary (DeJong) McMahon. He married Margaret Koehn June 28, 1947 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute and she preceded him in death July 2, 1994. Larry was a Veteran of World War II in the Coast Guard and known fondly as "Irish". He was employed with Miller Electric for 30 years until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the American Legion Post 258, Little Chute, Wisconsin Veterans, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus and the St. John Choir for 30 years. Larry will mostly be remembered by friends and family for his love of music and memorable Irish tenor voice. As a member and past president for 16 years of the Little Chute Band, he shared his gift of music with many retirement homes in the area. Many who heard can tell about Larry's renditions of special songs such as "Bill Baily, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Danny Boy and Amazing Grace". Lawrence is survived by five children: Kathleen (Sam) Alexander, Kaiserslautern, Germany Maureen "Punky" Egan, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin Joseph (Christine) McMahon, Hilbert Michael (Becky) McMahon, Little Chute a special daughter, Colleen McMahon, Little Chute five grandchildren: Jeffers Egan, Madison Warren and Brigitte Alexander, Kaiserslautern, Germany Cailin and Bree McMahon, Little Chute a brother, Francis (Helen) and a sister, Margaret (Floyd) Hooyman two sisters-in-law: Helen Koehn and Louise McMahon. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas three brothers: James (Sally), Fr. Patrick and John and a sister, Mary McMahon a niece, Patricia McMahon.

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday before proceeding to church. A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    The family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul Home and 4 South of St. Elizabeth Hospital, especially Dr. Misty Johnson, Dr. Anari and RN Colleen and Kris, for their compassion and care.

    VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME

    101 Canal Street

    Little Chute 788-3321.

Margaret Gertrude Koehn

F, b. August 10, 1918, d. July 2, 1994

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St John High School Yearbook 1936

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Gertrude Koehn was born on August 10, 1918.
  • Marriage: She and Lawrence E McMahon were married on June 28, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Gertrude Koehn died on July 2, 1994, at age 75, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/24E.
  • Note: (Margaret G. Koehn)
    1300 E. Lincoln Ave., Little Chute
    Age 75, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died Saturday,
    July 2, 1994 at home, surrounded
    by her loving family, after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was born Aug. 10, 1918, to Mary Brantmeier and Joseph Koehn. She married Lawrence McMahon
    on June 28,1947. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents
    and by an infant son, who was born prematurely. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Law.
    renee, and five children, Kathleen (Sam) Alexander, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Maureen (Dave) Egan, Middleton, Wis.; Joseph (Christine) McMahon, Hilbert; Michael
    (Becky) McMahon, Little Chute; a special daughter, Colleen McMahon, Little Chute, and a very special sister, Helen Koehn, Little Chute. Her five grandchildren are Jeffers Egan, Middleton; Warren and Brigitte Alexander, Kaiserslautern,
    and Cailin and Bree Anne McMahon,
    Little Chute. Margaret was a teacher in the Little Chute Elementary
    and St. John Catholic schools for more than 40 years. She was always very dedicated and interested in children -her own children, her grandchildren and all the children she ever taught. She also loved sports and was especial-' ly keen on helping girls participate in sports. In the 1940s she coached~ St. John High School girls in bas.
    ketball, volteyball, tennis and
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    softball. She also had an interest in establishing a library in Little Chute and was on the village's first library board from 1959-1969. Margaret was an active member of the Women's Catholic Order of Forest-ii ers, Legion Auxiliary, American Association of Retired Persons, 1 Wisconsin Retired Teachers, Outagamie
    County Retired Teachers Association and National Retired Teachers Association. In retirement,
    she served as a volunteer library
    helper and substitute teacher for the Little Chute Elementary School. She also spent many happy, hours baby sitting her grandchildren.
    The family would like to thank HOMEDCO, the oncology department staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital, especially Becky, Chris and Karol; and the Visiting Nurse Association of the Fox Cities, Com.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1936.

Kathleen McMahon

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Family: Sam Alexander (b. January 12, 1945, d. February 15, 2015)

Maureen McMahon

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Joseph Peter McMahon

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Michael James McMahon

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Colleen P McMahon

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Sam Alexander

M, b. January 12, 1945, d. February 15, 2015

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  • Birth: Sam Alexander was born on January 12, 1945 in Norfolk, Norfolk Co, Virginia.
  • Death: He died on February 15, 2015, at age 70, in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
  • Note: Sam Alexander passed away after a brief illness February 15, 2015 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Sam was born January 12, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of the late Samuel Warren Alexander, Sr. and Joanna Russell Williams. Sam had been employed by the Department of Defense Overseas Schools and taught in Zaragosa, Spain and Karamursel, Turkey, before his last assignment in Kaiserslautern, Germany. During his tenure as music director at Kaiserslautern High School, Sam, with his students, produced the first DoDDs CD in 1991. The concert and jazz bands combined with the school choirs to produce the first compact disc. The CD featured pop, jazz, gospel, classical, and traditional concert band music. Through his music classes Mr. A (as he was affectionately called) taught students not only about different music genres but life lessons about commitment, perseverance, and love of music. Throughout the 1990's and until his retirement in 2001 Sam taught some of the first computer music classes in DoDDs.

    The Kaiserslautern music students were musical ambassadors under the tutelage and tenure of Mr. A. His students performed with the German popstar, Howard Carpendale in West Berlin, traveled and performed for students in Prague (shortly after the newly formed Czech Republic opened), and hosted many musical groups from the States, including, on numerous occasions, the well-known, Hall High School of Hartford, Connecticut. In the local, Kaiserslautern community Sam's bands and choirs often performed for gymnasiums in the area. He was instrumental in assisting the German music directors in establishing the Rittersberg Big Band. His jazz musical knowledge and expertise supported the fledging band in its early years.

    For many years Sam was the director of the Trippstadt Gospel and Spiritual Choir in Trippstadt, Germany. He taught lessons on the background of the musical songs to be performed so the German choir members would have an understanding of the music they would sing. While choir direction was given in German the choir sang in English. In addition, Sam was also asked to be the director of the local Rheinpfalz Choir that often accompanied the USAFE band in concerts at the Fruchthalle.

    Sam was an avid skier and introduced the sport to Kate and eventually the children. They were a skiing family and enjoyed many ski vacations in the Austrian Alps. Their favorite place to meet their close ski friends was in Ischgl, Austria. The LaValley, Clawson, Knudsen, and Alexander families spent more than 20 Christmas holidays together in Ischgl. Their week included many traditions as T-dancing, sleigh rides to Mathon, and the presentations of awards on the last night revealing highlights of an eventful and fun ski week. Though Sam never received the "Husband of the Year" award, he was "Kate's love of a lifetime".

    Sam is survived by his wife, Kate; and two children: son Warren (Melissa Popadiuk) of Newport News, VA and their daughter, Katja Annalise; and daughter Brigitte (Ceven) Epps of Raeford, NC and their son, Jeremiah Jackson; a special sister-in-law, Colleen McMahon of Little Chute,WI; a sister, Verdonda (Timothy) Wright of Virginia Beach, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    A memorial service was held February 28, 2015 in Trippstadt where Sam had conducted the Gospel and Spiritual Choir and a final service as a tribute to his musical contributions to DoDDS on April 25, 2015. Both German and American friends acknowledged their friendship to a very unique musician, teacher, and friend. Through the efforts of the EMEA (Sam was a former past president of the European Chapter of European Music Educators Association) Sam was awarded a final tribute by the National Association for Music Education with a brick that was placed in the Walk of Fame at the national headquarters in Reston, Virginia. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

David J Egan

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  • Father: Cleon Egan (b. June 6, 1925, d. September 20, 2017)
  • Mother: Betty Smith (b. March 28, 1926, d. January 11, 2015)