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Aloysius Jacob Sanderfoot

M, b. August 15, 1931, d. August 18, 2015


Family: Alice Jean Meloen (b. December 6, 1933, d. February 17, 2013)


  • Birth: Aloysius Jacob Sanderfoot was born on August 15, 1931 in Francis Creek, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Alice Jean Meloen were married on August 8, 1953 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Aloysius Jacob Sanderfoot died on August 18, 2015, at age 84.
  • Burial: He was buried in Most Precious Blood Cemetary, New London, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Aloysius "Al" Sanderfoot

    Aloysius "Al" Jacob Sanderfoot — a self-made entrepreneur with only a sixth grade education — died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, three days after his 84th birthday.

    Born in Francis Creek, Wis., on Aug. 15, 1931, to Esther (Van Lanen; 1908-1990) and Lambert Sanderfoot (1908-1976), Al's life spanned from the Great Depression through the Great Recession. His toddler years coincided with the worse economic period in U.S. history, with unemployment rising to 25 percent in 1933, the same year Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany.

    Although Al enjoyed financial success — especially during the 1970s and 1980s — due to his business acumen and desire for financial independence, his life ended as the country was still emerging from the 2008 recession, the worse economic crisis in eight decades.

    Raised on a family farm, Al was 8 years old when the country began to recover from the Great Depression and military spending surged in preparation for America's involvement in World War II. By then, Al was well aware of how his parents struggled to provide for him and his siblings: LaVern (1930-1979), Lyle (b. 1937) and David (1944-2007). Knowing what it was like to live in poverty, he saved nearly all the money he made, never wanting to be in a position of abject poverty again.

    Al's childhood years overlapped with those of the nation's economic recovery and shaped his attitudes and philosophies about business and finance. At age 11, after graduating sixth grade, Al was forced to quit school and go to work to help support the family. One of his first jobs was as a "pin boy," setting up pins in a bowling alley just as the sport was surging in popularity and before the first fully automatic pinsetter was introduced in 1946. His parents also hired him out as a laborer to local farmers.

    When he was 16, Al joined the U.S. Army, where he was in the military police and served in Straubing, Germany from 1948-1952.

    Because his parents relied on the money he was earning, Al felt that his value in life was commensurate with the paycheck he brought home. This is something he contended with his entire life and was a key factor in his drive to constantly be working and accumulating wealth. Although he might take a break here and there for a family function, he only enjoyed a couple of short vacations in his lifetime.

    On Aug. 8, 1953, Al married Alice Jean Meloen (1933-2013), a high school graduate who was working as a secretary for a medical doctor. The couple met while on a double date, although Alice was on the date with Al's best friend, Gene Kilsodonik, at the time.

    The young couple initially worked on a farm, where they started their large family, which would eventually include seven children: Thomas (b. 1954, married to Jean, Louisville, Ky.); John (1956-1972); Donald (b. 1959, married to Linda, Appleton, Wis.); Michael (b. 1960, married to Roseanne, New London, Wis.); Richard (1962-2000); Alan (b. 1964, married to Jennifer, Madison, Wis.); and Catherine (b. 1972, married to Kevin Yerges, Cambridge, Wis.).

    After his discharge from the Army in 1952, Al initially worked in a scrap yard in Appleton. He was then employed by Iron Works, where he helped install the tank at the American Legion in Appleton and the decorative iron grating at the old Lutheran school in New London. Other employment included stints as a boilermaker for Bergstrom Paper Company in Neenah, a welder for Fox Tractor in Appleton, and a mechanic for Curwood in New London.

    Over the years, he moved from Appleton to Dale to Medina to Hortonville to Greenville — always in an effort to improve the family's living conditions. He tried his hand at agriculture when he purchased an 80-acre farm in 1965 in Sugar Bush. In 1968, he gave up farming, and he and Alice opened a popular teen recreation center in downtown New London, complete with pool tables, pinball machines, shuffleboard, bottled sodas and weekend bands. By the early 1970s, the rec center was replaced by a trophy and awards shop, with the business supplying ribbons, plaques, medals and trophies to local sports leagues, clubs, organizations and nonprofits. It was common for Al and Alice to work into the wee hours of the morning engraving trophies for a little league tournament or swim meet.

    As a young father and burgeoning small businessman, Al still found time to play softball and pitched for several seasons.

    Always on the lookout for the next business opportunity, Al began dealing in close-out merchandise, which he sold in the trophy shop. This area of the business became so profitable that he sold the trophy and awards business and focused just on selling general merchandise. After outgrowing the downtown New London location, he moved his family to a former farmstead in rural New London and built a new retail store just off of busy Highway 54.

    For roughly 10 years, he ran Sanderfoot Sales with the help of his devoted wife and children. But after his children grew up and moved away from home, the operation was too much for him and Alice to handle alone. So he sold the business and began a new chapter of his life as a tavern owner.

    Al had always enjoyed going to the local taverns and playing poker and Sheepshead with the other barflies. So earning a living on the other side of the bar was an appealing option for him. Since opening his first bar in Royalton, Wis., in 1985, Al had owned nine different bars, but never more than one at the same time. Just a few weeks before his death, he was still tending bar at Al's Place, his latest establishment in Clintonville, where he hosted weekly poker games.

    Somewhat skeptical of organized religion, Al nonetheless had deep faith in God and was a true Christian at heart. Although a crucifix hung in nearly every room of his house, he never wore his religion on his sleeve. Rather, he quietly carried a cross and this prayer card in his wallet at all times:

    In addition to five children, Al is survived by 12 grandchildren — Natalie Taylor (husband Sean Taylor), Erica Sanderfoot, Matthew Sanderfoot, Theresa Stevens (husband Jonathan Stevens), Carl Sanderfoot (wife Nikki Sanderfoot), Josh Fradrich (wife Clarissa Fradrich), Jamie Sanderfoot (wife Kristi Sanderfoot), Katie Sanderfoot, Olivia Sanderfoot, Ivy Sanderfoot, Dale Yerges, and Jonathan Yerges — and seven great grandchildren — Thomas Sanderfoot-Maloney, Justin Taylor, Anna Stevens, Julia Stevens, Elizabeth Sanderfoot, Jacob Sanderfoot, and Orric Sanderfoot.

    Al was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, sister and one brother, as well as grandson Timothy Sanderfoot (1974), who died at birth.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London, WI, with Fr. Arul Joseph Irudamoney officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. before the service, also at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church.

    In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Lung Association or a charity of your choice .

Alice Jean Meloen

F, b. December 6, 1933, d. February 17, 2013


Family: Aloysius Jacob Sanderfoot (b. August 15, 1931, d. August 18, 2015)


  • Birth: Alice Jean Meloen was born on December 6, 1933 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Aloysius Jacob Sanderfoot were married on August 8, 1953 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Alice Jean Meloen died on February 17, 2013, at age 79.
  • Burial: She was buried in Most Precious Blood Cemetary, New London, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Alice Jean (Meloen) Sanderfoot — a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was known as "Allie" by her closest friends — died at 4:03 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, almost a year to the date that her 101-year-old mother Leone Meloen died. Alice was 79 years old.

    Born on Dec. 6, 1933, in Appleton, Wis., Alice was a post-Depression baby who quickly learned the value of a dollar and worked hard, long hours to join the ranks of America's middle class. Despite the responsibilities of raising seven children, she achieved economic independence through decades of entrepreneurship and personal sacrifice. And through it all, she remained a caring mother who always made chocolate chip cookies on the first day of school and comforted her children when their hearts were broken.

    An excellent student and avid, lifelong reader, Alice was editor of her high school newspaper. Her natural writing ability and office skills led to her first post-graduation job as a medical secretary In Appleton for Dr. William Alfred Dafoe.

    Months later, she met Aloysius (Al) Sanderfoot (b. 1931) on a double date, but Al was her girlfriend's companion that night. So Al asked Alice out on a separate date, which ignited the romance. The couple married on Aug. 8, 1953, and immediately began a family, which would include Thomas (b. 1954), Jonathan (1956-1972), Donald (b. 1959), Michael (b. 1960), Richard (1962-2000), Alan (b. 1964), and Catherine (b. 1972).

    In 1967, after living and working on a series of farms for several years, Alice and Al moved their growing family to New London, Wis., While Aloysius worked for Curwood, a packaging manufacturer, the couple opened up a recreation center for teenagers. The gathering spot featured a variety a game tables and refreshments, quickly becoming a focal point of teen life in the small town.

    Alice's interest in caring for young people went far beyond her own children and the kids who sought her counsel at the rec center. She also became a Cub Scout den mother and taught weekly teenage catechism classes in her home. This civic involvement originated in childhood, when Alice collected tin for WWII munitions and costume jewelry for American soldiers to give to children encountered on the frontlines. Later in life, she was an active volunteer her local hospital's auxiliary.

    In the late 1960s, Alice and Aloysius converted their rec center into a trophy shop, which supplied trophies, medals, plaques, and other awards for clubs, organizations and sports leagues throughout the area. Alice did most of the engraving by hand, often in the late night hours after her children were in bed.

    In 1972, the same year her only daughter was born, Alice's second oldest son, Jon, died from injuries sustained when the car he was driving collided with a moving train on his way home from running an errand for the family business. To help cope with the tragic loss, Alice took a ceramics class and expressed her feelings through clay sculpture. Many of the pieces featured a mother and child. Some of her other creative outlets over the years included oil painting and playing the organ. She also played a leadership role in the Wolf River Art League.

    To diversify the family business, the New London Trophy Shop began selling a range of general merchandise at discount prices. When this sector of the business began accounting for more revenue than the trophy side of the operation, Alice and Al sold the business in 1976 and built a large retail store off of Highway 54 between Royalton and Waupaca. Called Sanderfoot Sales, the business thrived for many years thanks to the long hours worked by Alice, Al, and their kids.

    Unfortunately, the business left little time for family vacations, so Alice found relaxation in gardening, floating in the family's backyard swimming pool, and exploring her artistic side. Rural life also forced her to finally get her driver's license at the age of 43, and her driving independence was the thing she missed most at the end of her life.

    After their children left home, Alice and Al owned a series of taverns and continued working side-by-side. By 1994, after the couple had already moved back to New London, Alice had had enough of the bar business and retired. Al, however, continues to work.

    Alice is preceded in death by her parents Edgar A. Meloen (1901-1964) and Leone C. (Wolff) Meloen (1910-2012), step-sister Betty E. (Matthew) Davis (1922-1987); sons Richard Sanderfoot (1962-2000) and Jon Sanderfoot (1956-1972); and grandson Timothy Sanderfoot (1974).

    Alice is survived by her husband Aloysius J. Sanderfoot; children Thomas (Jean) Sanderfoot, Donald (Linda) Sanderfoot, Michael (Roseanne) Sanderfoot, Alan (Jennifer) Sanderfoot, Cathy (Kevin) Yerges; grandchildren Natalie (Sean) Taylor, Erica Sanderfoot, Matthew Sanderfoot, Theresa (Jonathan) Stevens, Carl (Nikki) Sanderfoot, Josh (Clarissa) Fradrich, Jamie (Kristi) Sanderfoot, Katie Sanderfoot, Olivia Sanderfoot, Ivy Leone Sanderfoot, Dale Yerges, Jonathan Yerges; and great-great-grandchildren Thomas Sanderfoot-Maloney, Justin Taylor, Anna Stevens, and Elizabeth Sanderfoot; and brother Sonny (Marilyn) Meloen.

    Visitation will be from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church (712 South Pearl St., New London, WI 54961). Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Arul Joseph officiating and a luncheon to follow. Interment will be at Most Precious Blood Cemetery (just off County Highway W on Bean City Road, New London, WI) at 2:15 p.m.

David L Sanderfoot

M, b. September 5, 1944, d. April 22, 2007


Family 2: Karmella Phillips (b. September 16, 1953, d. August 15, 1992)


  • Birth: David L Sanderfoot was born on September 5, 1944 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Karmella Phillips were married on November 11, 1978.
  • Death: David L Sanderfoot died on April 22, 2007, at age 62, in Ogdensburg, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Bear Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 24, 2007

    Sanderfoot, David L. David L. Sanderfoot, age 62, of Ogdensburg, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2007, at his residence. David was born on September 5, 1944, Appleton, son of the late Lambert and Esther (Van Lanen) Sanderfoot. On November 11, 1978 David was united in marriage to Karmella Phillips; she preceded him in death in 1992. He was a member of the Glen Cairn Golf Course. He loved golfing, working in the garden, making wood, going camping, doing crosswords, reading comic and spending time with his grandchildren.

    David is survived by three daughters: Heather Sanderfoot, Brillion; Heidi Sanderfoot (fiance Matt Oblenes), Green Bay; Holly Sanderfoot (special friend Ryan Long), Clintonville; three sons: David Sanderfoot Jr., California; Steven (Samantha) Sanderfoot, Illinois; Jammie (Amie) Sanderfoot, Ogdensburg; two brothers: Al (Alice) Sanderfoot, New London and Lyle (Bonnie) Sanderfoot, Clintonville. Seven grandchildren, his beloved cat Midnight, other relatives and special friends also survive David.

    Besides his parents and wife, David was preceded in death by a daughter Kristine, a sister LaVern and his father- and mother-in-law Glenn (Leona) Phillips.

    Funeral services for David will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at 11 a.m., at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London. David Sanderfoot Jr. will be officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Bear Creek. Friends may call at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. and on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

    A memorial fund has been established.

    Cline & Hanson Funeral Home

    209 W. Cook St., New London



Susan Everts


Family: David L Sanderfoot (b. September 5, 1944, d. April 22, 2007)




Family 2: Bonnie Vollmer (b. March 20, 1938, d. December 26, 2013)

Family 3: Thelma Wilyard

Thelma Wilyard


Family: Living

Lyle Joseph Sanderfoot

M, b. 1965, d. January 11, 1975



  • Birth: Lyle Joseph Sanderfoot was born in 1965.
  • Death: He died on January 11, 1975, at age ~10.

Brian Sanderfoot



Tammie Sanderfoot



Family: Dean Daebler

Bonnie Vollmer

F, b. March 20, 1938, d. December 26, 2013

Family 1: Living

Family 2: Donald Robert Smith (b. November 4, 1933, d. February 3, 2012)


  • Birth: Bonnie Vollmer was born on March 20, 1938 in Tigerton, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Donald Robert Smith were married in 1956.
  • Death: Bonnie Vollmer died on December 26, 2013, at age 75.
  • Note: Sanderfoot, Bonnie L. (Vollmer)

    Hark the herald angels sing! Bonnie "Pink Grandma", has joined the heavenly choir of angels. God must have decided he needed a new Christmas angel and picked a beautiful one. Bonnie L. (Vollmer) Sanderfoot was embraced by the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 26, 2013. Bonnie was known for her sweetness, kind loving ways and strong faith.

    Bonnie was born on March 20, 1938 in Tigerton, WI to the late Fred and Esther (Seefeldt) Vollmer. Bonnie was the youngest of seven children. From a young child on, Bonnie's biggest aspiration was to be a wife and Mother, which she accomplished wholeheartedly. Bonnie grew up in Tigerton, WI, and she attended St. John's Lutheran grade school, where she developed the foundation of her strong faith. Bonnie appreciated her christian education so much that she made it a priority that all of her children attend parochial school. In June, 1956 she married the late Donald R. Smith, the Father of her seven adored children. Soon after their marriage they moved to Clintonville, WI, where she lived for the majority of her life. On April 18, 1982, Bonnie married her soul mate, Lyle J. Sanderfoot. Together, they loved their children, worked, danced and prayed, always making sure they "took time to smell the roses". Lyle lovingly cared for Bonnie in sickness and in health. When Bonnie's health deteriorated, they relocated to Combined Locks, WI, to be closer to family and healthcare. The last three years Bonnie was cared for lovingly by the staff at Parkside Care Center and Heartland Hospice.

    Bonnie is survived by her loving husband, Lyle and her precious dog, Shadow. Her children: Connie (Ken) Christensen, Gillet, WI, Cindy (Frank) Erb, Greenville, S.C., Carla (Scott) Loritz, De Pere, Cheryl (Lee) Kucksdorf, Neenah, Donald S. (Peggy) Smith, Kaukauna, Carilee (Paul) Klatt, Oshkosh, and her step children, Tammy (Dean) Daebler, Shiocton and Brian Sanderfoot, Kimberly. Bonnie is also survived by the grandchildren that made her eyes light up. Angela, Katie, Dawn, Laura, Lisa, Derek, John, Christina, Alissa, Brittany, Brandon, Chelsea, Bethany, Frannie, Ryan N., Cilla, Andrew, Adam, Emily, Nick, Ryan K., Anika, Kirsten and Ethan. Bonnie was also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Claire, Jackson and Reid. Bonnie is further survived by her siblings, Martin Vollmer, Violet Conradt, Lee Zitzke and James Vollmer. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Esther Vollmer, sister's Louella Steinke and LaVera Tullberg, along with her firstborn, Donald Lee Smith.

    Bonnie's life will be celebrated with visitation on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home and on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Rev. Christian Burg will officiate and burial will follow at Graceland Cemtery, Clintonville.

    A special thank you to the staff at Parkside Care Center and Heartland Hospice. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Jill RN for her kindness and friendship. Also, a heart-felt appreciation to the Rev. Christian Burg and Rev. Daniel Burns of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville for their comforting visits to Bonnie and Lyle. Bonnie's life was one to be admired by all who knew her. The world is a much better place because of this very special lady. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Bonnie's name has been established to benefit Christian education at St. Martin Lutheran School, Clintonville.

    Thank you, Mom, for the love and the memories that you have graciously given to us and your grandchildren. Love, Your Children.

    Bonnie, I will always love you! Lyle.

Perry C Flaherty

M, b. May 30, 1904, d. April 11, 1994

Family: Julianna Frances Catherine VanLanen (b. July 14, 1914, d. October 15, 1982)


  • Birth: Perry C Flaherty was born on May 30, 1904 in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Julianna Frances Catherine VanLanen were married on February 27, 1934 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Perry C Flaherty died on April 11, 1994, at age 89.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Tuesday, April 12, 1994

    Perry C. Flarherty

    Parkside Care Center, Little Chute

    Age 89, died Monday, April 11, 1994 at Parkside Care Center. He was born May 30, 1904 in the Town of Rantoul, son of the late Michael and Margaret [Minehan] Flaherty. He married Julia Van Lanen on February 27, 1934 at Milwaukee. He farmed in the Town of Rantoul all of his life until retirement in 1968. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Chilton.

    Survivors include three sons and daughters in-law, Gordon and Virginia Flaherty, Kiel; Roger and Audrey Flaherty, Menasha; Richard and Maria Flaherty, San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Clifford M. Flaherty, Neenah.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia on October 15, 1982, also by a grandson, a brother, Gervase and a sister, Lorraine Behling.

    A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 1994 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Chilton with the Rev. Paul Schulze S.D.S. officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
    Weiting Funeral Home.

Edward Arthur Purdy

M, b. October 30, 1917, d. April 29, 1987

Family: Johanna Alberta VanLanen (b. December 19, 1917, d. March 27, 2002)


  • Birth: Edward Arthur Purdy was born on October 30, 1917.
  • Death: He died on April 29, 1987, at age 69, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Margaret Magdelan (Marjorie) VanLanen

F, b. May 21, 1926, d. June 19, 2013


Family: Frank Kuss (b. January 5, 1916, d. April 11, 1988)


  • Birth: Margaret Magdelan (Marjorie) VanLanen was born on May 21, 1926 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Frank Kuss were married on May 1, 1943 in Chase, Octonto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Magdelan (Marjorie) VanLanen died on June 19, 2013, at age 87, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marjorie M. Kuss, 87, Little Suamico, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay. The daughter of John and Nellie (Vanduerzen) Van Lanen was born May 21, 1926 in Wrightstown. On May 1, 1943, she married Frank Kuss at St. Joseph Church in Chase. Marjorie was a hard worker who held various jobs over the years, in addition to raising a large family.

    She enjoyed crosswords, rummage sales, and flea markets. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, spending time with her family, and going out to eat with her son, John.

    She is survived by her children; Rose Ann Kuczynski, Green Bay, Tony Kuss, Texas, Betty Tutsch, Green Bay, Bernice Wichlacz, Pulaski, Richard (Diane) Kuss, Neenah, Eugene (Malia) Kuss, Little Suamico, Frank Jr. (Karen) Kuss, DePere, Darlene Irish, West Virginia, and John Kuss, Little Suamico; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son; sons-in-law, Tony Kuczynski, Mick Tutsch, and Norbert Wichlacz; four sisters, Esther (Lambert) Sanderfoot, Julia (Perry) Flahtery, Bertha (Ed) Purdy, and Rita (Ed) Vincent; and seven brothers, Adrian (Dorothy), Joseph (Florence), Sylvester (Lydia), Edward (Vickey), Clayton (June) Cyril, and John (Mary Ann) Van Lanen.

    Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday. The visitation continues at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 6051 Noble St., Sobieski. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chase.

    The family would like to thank her close friend, Joyce Gracyalny, for her compassionate support, the ICU and 3rd Floor Staff at St. Mary's Hospital, and Pam Janssen and Marnocha Funeral Home for their care and concern.

    Online condolences may be expressed at

Frank Kuss

M, b. January 5, 1916, d. April 11, 1988


  • Birth: Frank Kuss was born on January 5, 1916.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Magdelan (Marjorie) VanLanen were married on May 1, 1943 in Chase, Octonto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frank Kuss died on April 11, 1988, at age 72.

Rita Mary VanLanen

F, b. November 26, 1930, d. January 18, 2012


Family: Edwin G Vincent (b. November 12, 1923, d. January 9, 1995)


  • Birth: Rita Mary VanLanen was born on November 26, 1930.
  • Marriage: She and Edwin G Vincent were married on June 7, 1947 in Chase, Octonto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rita Mary VanLanen died on January 18, 2012, at age 81.
  • Note: Rita Vincent, 81, formerly of the Town of Chase, died very peacefully Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. The daughter of John and Nellie Van Lannen was born November 26, 1930, in the Town of Chase. On June 7, 1947, she married Edwin Vincent in Chase. The couple farmed in the Town of Chase.

    Rita had been employed at Carver Boat in Pulaski for many years. She especially loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

    She is survived by three sons, Edwin Jr. (Jean) Vincent, Green Bay, Larry (Colleen) Vincent, Denmark, Bobby (Kathy) Vincent, Suamico; one daughter, Jean Vincent, Chase; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Margie Kuss, Suamico; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband on January 9, 1995, an infant daughter, one son, Jerome, and several brothers and sisters.

    Friends may call at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 6051 Noble St., Sobieski, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, O.F.M. presiding. Spring burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chase. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski is serving the Vincent family.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Emerald Shores in Kewaunee, Aurora BayCare, and Aurora VNA Hospice for their wonderful care.

    Online condolences may be expressed at

    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from January 19 to January 20, 2012.

Edwin G Vincent

M, b. November 12, 1923, d. January 9, 1995

Family: Rita Mary VanLanen (b. November 26, 1930, d. January 18, 2012)


  • Birth: Edwin G Vincent was born on November 12, 1923.
  • Marriage: He and Rita Mary VanLanen were married on June 7, 1947 in Chase, Octonto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edwin G Vincent died on January 9, 1995, at age 71.

Cyril P VanLanen

M, b. November 30, 1923, d. May 30, 1970



  • Birth: Cyril P VanLanen was born on November 30, 1923.
  • Death: He died on May 30, 1970, at age 46, in Yuma, Yuma Co, Arizona.