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Joseph Jacob Hermans

M, b. June 16, 1931, d. November 27, 1989

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Jacob Hermans was born on June 16, 1931 in Bay Settlement, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 27, 1989, at age 58, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Bernard William Herman

M, b. October 14, 1917, d. October 15, 2007

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Bernard William Herman was born on October 14, 1917 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on October 9, 1948 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 15, 2007, at age 90, in Bay Settlement, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: October 17, 2007

    Herman, Bernard W. Bernard W. Herman, 90, Bay Settlement, died at his home on Oct. 15, 2007, surrounded by his family. Born in Green Bay, Oct.14, 1917, he is the son of the late William and Bardenah (Van Lanen) Herman. Bernard served his country in the United States Army Air Force Corps during World War II. On Oct. 9, 1948, he married the former Carol Vandenack at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay. The couple farmed in Bay Settlement in addition to Bernard working full time at L.D. Schreiber for 37 years. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Bay Settlement. Bernard was a very loving and special husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed playing cards, farming, gardening, yard work, and especially time spent with his family and friends. After spending his 90th birthday with his family, on Sunday, Oct. 14, Bernard went to his heavenly reward on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. On this special day, the family also celebrated Bernard and Carol's 59th wedding anniversary which was on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Survivors include his loving wife, Carol; three children and their spouses, Sharon (Ron) Urquhart, Robert (Mary Jo) Herman, all of New Franken; Shirley (Dennis) Van Egeren, Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Scott, Eric, and Gregory (fiancee, Ashley) Urquhart, Stacy Herman, Tanya (Justin) Mianecki, Jeffrey and Aaron (special friend, Amy) Van Egeren; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Kaden Mianecki; sister, Martha Kusniesz, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Herman, Green Bay; many other relatives and friends. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Francis Herman; sister-in-law, Mary Herman; brother-in-law, Frank Kusniesz. Visitation at MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Wednesday (today) from 4 to 8 p.m. Rosary service Wednesday at 7 p.m. (tonight) with Deacon Richard Nowak officiating. Visitation will continue Thursday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time the procession leaves for the funeral (Please Note Change). Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Church, Bay Settlement with Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O. Praem. officiating. Full Military Honors to follow. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Please visit malcore funeralhome.com to send online condolences to the family. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Dar and Gina, Drs. Koehler and Rosic, Fr. Tom, and the many family and friends who always took the time to inquire about Bernard's health.

Cyrus Norbert VanLaanen

M, b. August 15, 1912, d. December 14, 2003

Parents

Family: Marie Theresa Rueckl (b. August 13, 1920, d. September 17, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Cyrus Norbert VanLaanen was born on August 15, 1912 in Bay Settlement, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Theresa Rueckl were married on November 16, 1938.
  • Death: Cyrus Norbert VanLaanen died on December 14, 2003, at age 91.

John Adrian VanLaanen

M, b. June 30, 1883, d. April 10, 1945

Parents

Family: Ida Louise Degrand (b. April 5, 1886, d. September 24, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: John Adrian VanLaanen was born on June 30, 1883 in Bay Settlement, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ida Louise Degrand were married on May 31, 1905 in Dyckesville, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Adrian VanLaanen died on April 10, 1945, at age 61, in Bay Settlement, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bay Settlement, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Green Bay Press Gazette Obituary Wednesday, April 11, 1945

    John Van Laanen, 61, ill Six Months Dies

    John Van Laanen 61, Nicolet Rd. died at his home about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon after an illness of six months. Except for his first 3 years, he spent his whole live of the same farm and was born only 3 miles away. When he was 22 he married the former Ida DeGrand, Dyckeville.

    In addition to his widow, he leaves four sons, Earl, Bay Settlement, Cyrus, Luxemburg; Orville USNR; and Howard, at home; six daughters, Mrs. August Pensis, Bay Settlement; Mrs. George Weinfurter, Luxemburg; Mrs. Joseph Wellens, Bellevue; Mrs. William Clayton, Sturgeon Bay; and Eloyse and Alma, both at home; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Frank, Green Bay; and Edward, Minneapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Verbeten, Wrightstown; Mrs. Mary Murchant, Green Bay; and Mrs. William Dennis, Chicago.

    The body is at the DuPont Malcore Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said for him at 8 o'clock every evening until 9 o'clock Saturday morning where funeral services will be conducted in Holy Cross Church, Bay Settlement. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Ida Louise Degrand

F, b. April 5, 1886, d. September 24, 1964

Family: John Adrian VanLaanen (b. June 30, 1883, d. April 10, 1945)

Biography

  • Birth: Ida Louise Degrand was born on April 5, 1886 in Dyckesville, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Adrian VanLaanen were married on May 31, 1905 in Dyckesville, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ida Louise Degrand died on September 24, 1964, at age 78, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bay Settlement, Wisconsin.

Frank Coppens

M, b. March 7, 1877, d. December 25, 1965

Parents

Family: Gertrude Menne (b. March 24, 1874, d. March 29, 1961)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Coppens was born on March 7, 1877.
  • Death: He died on December 25, 1965, at age 88, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Gertrude Menne

F, b. March 24, 1874, d. March 29, 1961

Parents

Family: Frank Coppens (b. March 7, 1877, d. December 25, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Menne was born on March 24, 1874 in New Franken, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 29, 1961, at age 87, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Herman Hendricks

M, b. July 6, 1906, d. December 22, 1982

Parents

Family: Florence Anna Hermsen (b. March 21, 1909, d. May 22, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Herman Hendricks was born on July 6, 1906 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Florence Anna Hermsen were married on August 26, 1930 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Herman Hendricks died on December 22, 1982, at age 76, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Florence Anna Hermsen

F, b. March 21, 1909, d. May 22, 1983

Parents

Family: Herman Hendricks (b. July 6, 1906, d. December 22, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Florence Anna Hermsen was born on March 21, 1909 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Herman Hendricks were married on August 26, 1930 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Florence Anna Hermsen died on May 22, 1983, at age 74, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Emily Borman

F, b. April 1, 1883, d. September 24, 1943

Parents

Family: Frank Severies Hermsen (b. May 9, 1882, d. April 10, 1927)

Biography

  • Birth: Emily Borman was born on April 1, 1883 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Frank Severies Hermsen were married on June 23, 1908 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Emily Borman died on September 24, 1943, at age 60, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.

Frank Severies Hermsen

M, b. May 9, 1882, d. April 10, 1927

Parents

Family: Emily Borman (b. April 1, 1883, d. September 24, 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Severies Hermsen was born on May 9, 1882 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Emily Borman were married on June 23, 1908 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frank Severies Hermsen died on April 10, 1927, at age 44, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: FRANK HERMSEN
    Frank S. Hermsen, up to last July a resident of De Pere, died in his home in Greenleaf, on Friday, April 8. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning from St. Francis's church, De Pere, Rev. Father Dillon officiating. Interment was in Allouez Catholic cemetery.

    The pallbearers were all nephews of the decedent, Henry Borman, Roland Borman, Alton Borman, Walter Hermsen, Richard Vanden Branden, Louis Hermsen. Surviving are the widow (who was miss Emily Borman before her marriage), and three children, Florence 19, Hazel 15, and Arleen 13. He is also mourned by four brothers and three sister, namely, Henry Hermsen, Green Bay; William of Rice Lake; John of De Pere and Chris of Oconto; and Mrs. Anna Smet of Oconto, formerly of De Pere; Mrs Jule Vanden Branden, Green Bay, and Mrs. Charles Boehm, Ashland. Frank Hermsen was born in De Pere, May 9, 1882, and was nearly 45 years of age at the time of his death. He was ailing for a long time with rheumatism but other complications set in about four weeks ago he failed rapidly from that time until his death. He was will known among a large circle of friends. After he quit business in this city he moved to Greenleaf. Large numbers of friends from De Pere and other part of the county called at his home in Greenleaf to express condolences to the sorrowing family. Among those who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Hermsen, Rice Lake; Mrs. Chas. Boehm, Ashland; John Borman, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Jule Vanden Branden, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hermsen, Mr. and Mrs. S. Thirion, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Haevers, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kaaps, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Gross, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Coffeen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hermsen, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Vanden Branden, Richard Vanden Branden, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hermsen, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Janssen, Kimberly; John Janssen, Kenosha; Chris Vanden Branden, Menasha; Mrs. Anna Smet and Chris Hermsen, Oconto.

Vivian W Hendricks

F, b. June 6, 1910, d. November 4, 1997

Parents

Family: Sylvester Cornelissen (b. April 15, 1909, d. October 30, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Vivian W Hendricks was born on June 6, 1910.
  • Death: She died on November 4, 1997, at age 87, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Sylvester Cornelissen

M, b. April 15, 1909, d. October 30, 1992

Parents

Family: Vivian W Hendricks (b. June 6, 1910, d. November 4, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester Cornelissen was born on April 15, 1909.
  • Death: He died on October 30, 1992, at age 83, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Frances VanderWyst

F, b. June 30, 1882, d. May 14, 1954

Parents

Family: Frank Jacob Smith (b. September 18, 1879, d. July 27, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: Frances VanderWyst was born on June 30, 1882 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on June 30, 1882 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Frank Jacob Smith were married on September 18, 1900 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frances VanderWyst died on May 14, 1954, at age 71, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Peter Jonen

M, b. November 22, 1871, d. September 20, 1952

Parents

Family: Theodora VanderWyst (b. October 13, 1876, d. March 8, 1936)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Jonen was born on November 22, 1871 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Theodora VanderWyst were married on May 13, 1898.
  • Death: Peter Jonen died on September 20, 1952, at age 80, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: PETER JONEN, an enterprising and progressive agriculturist of Outagamie county, who is now engaged in cultivating a fine farm of eighty acres situated in section 35, Buchanan township, was born in this township, November 22, 1871, a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Haupt) Jonen. Mr. Jonen's parents, who were natives of Ger:many, came to the United States in early life and were married in Buchanan township, settling on 160 acres of wooded land, where Mr. Jonen first built a log house, the logs for which he cut and hewed himself. He lived there and was engaged in clearing and developing his land until his death at the age of sixty-nine years, May 25, 1887, and his widow still survives him and makes her home there, being sixty-eight years of age. Peter Jonen was the sixth of his parents' eleven children, and he received his education in the district schools of Buchanan township. He was married September 13, 1898, to Miss Dora Van der Wyst, who was born October 13, 1877, the eleventh of a family of nineteen children born to Henry and Mary (Strick) Van der Wyst, natives of Germany who came to the United States in 1883 and settled in Outagamie county. They are now living in Kaukauna, the father having attained the age of seventy-three years and the mother being seventy. Mr. and Mrs. Jonen have had seven children: Odelia, Clara, Retta, John, Alma, Harry and Arthur, the latter of whom died at the age of two years. Mr. Jonen has forty-six acres of his land under cultivation, all fenced with barbed and woven wire, and he carries on general farming, marketing dairy products, hogs and cattle, and some hay, grain and potatoes. He milks six graded Holstein and Shorthorn cows, and keeps Poland China and Berkshire hogs. His two-story frame residence was erected in 1898, and he intends to enlarge his 36x58 barn, which he erected in 1904. He has excellent water for all purposes from drilled wells. Mr. Jonen is a democrat in his political views, but he has never aspired to public office. He and his family are consistent members of St. Mary's Catholic Church of South Kaukauna.

Theodora VanderWyst

F, b. October 13, 1876, d. March 8, 1936

Parents

Family: Peter Jonen (b. November 22, 1871, d. September 20, 1952)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodora VanderWyst was born on October 13, 1876 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Jonen were married on May 13, 1898.
  • Death: Theodora VanderWyst died on March 8, 1936, at age 59, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1882.

Arthur John Jonen

M, b. June 4, 1912, d. June 4, 2002

Parents

Family: Laverne H Welhouse (b. May 6, 1917, d. December 2, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur John Jonen was born on June 4, 1912 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Laverne H Welhouse were married on July 14, 1942 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arthur John Jonen died on June 4, 2002, at age 90, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 90, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2002, his 90th birthday, while family and friends were gathered to celebrate his special day. Art was born June 4, 1912 on the Jonen homestead, son of the late Peter and Dora (Vander Wyst) Jonen. As a young man, he worked on the family diary farm, and eventually attended vocational school to learn more about the carpentry trade. On July 14, 1942 he married his lifelong sweetheart, LaVerne “Vernie” Welhouse at St. Mary Church in Kaukauna. Art displayed his amazing and genuine love to Vernie each and every day. In July, they would have celebrated sixty years of marriage.

    For forty-five years, he worked with his partner, Ray Bies, for the contracting company of Jonen & Bies. Amazingly, in all those years, he and Ray never had a cross word – a testament to the gentleman that Art was. He took great pride in his building skills and built the first hip roof in the area. He was also well known for building his roof trusses by hand. He and Ray built with such quality – many of their homes are still standing today. He also took pride in keeping up with the times; Ray and Art used the first pneumatic nail guns in the area. Art was also quite a tinkerer, and had fabricated two inventions, but never had the time to pursue the patent rights to them. Art enjoyed travel and caring for his lawn. Even at the age of eighty-eight, he could be found riding his mower “side-saddle”. He also enjoyed taking rides with his wife and nieces – that way he could do the sight-seeing. In his earlier years, Art also bowled on the Jonen & Bies bowling team. Art was also an avid fisherman, and kept his boat at the High Cliff Marina for many years. He enjoyed the early morning solitude of Lake Winnebago.

    He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly sixty-years: Vernie Jonen of Kaukauna; a son: Ronald (Lorraine) Jonen of Kaukauna and their children Jina and Jeremy Jonen and twins Jessica and Jillian Jonen; a daughter: Donna (Dan) Cichy of Milwaukee; a son-in-law: Scott (Pam) Schuler of Stockbridge and their children Jill (Gary) Frassetto and Holly (Ken) Bekkers; three great-grandchildren: Abby, Zach, and Dominic Frassetto. Art is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Luanna Schwalenberg of Kaukauna and Leona Gerhartz of Brillion; and by three brothers-in-law: George (Doris) Welhouse of Antigo, Elmer Welhouse of Union Grove, and Ed (Ardene) Welhouse of Kaukauna. Art was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Jill Mary Jonen, a daughter Patty Schuler in 1995, sisters Loretta Hauser, Clara Otte, Alma DeKoch, and Delia Otte; brothers Arthur, John, and Harry Jonen; sisters-in-law Arlene Welhouse and Ursula Welhouse; and brothers-in-law Ray Schwalenberg and Claude Gerhartz.

    The funeral liturgy for Art will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2002 at ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 134 West Ann Street in Kaukauna with Fr. David Schmidt officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 1:00 PM until the hour of the liturgy. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorials be directed to a fund that has been established for the future Jonen Park.

    Art is walking a new path, unlike any he has ever known. His faith, gentleness, and strength of character will remain forever in our hearts. As his journey continues, his love, compassion, and gentle spirit will live forever in all who knew him. May we all carry a little of him with us as we complete our lives on earth.

    It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

    I wish you a day of happiness and perfection: little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare.

    Greenwood Fargo Funeral Home 500 Hendricks Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6201.

Ronald Jonen

M, b. February 21, 1943, d. February 26, 2015

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Ronald Jonen was born on February 21, 1943 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on February 21, 1986 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 26, 2015, at age 72.
  • Note: Age 72, Fremont, formerly of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 26, after a courageous struggle with Parkinson’s disease, with his loving wife of 30 years at his side. Ron was born on February 21, 1943 in Kaukauna, WI to the late Arthur and LaVerne (Welhouse) Jonen. He worked with his father as a carpenter and owned and operated RJ Builders in Kaukauna until his retirement. Ron was a simple family man who dearly loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed nature especially fishing, gardening and bonfires. He had a creative spirit that involved putzing with just about everything, up-cycling and creating Poppy’s Park in the back yard of their last home. Ron also had a generous soul and believed that everything has a purpose and also liked to dabble in the lottery.

    He will be greatly missed by his loving and caring wife, Lorraine of 30 years; six children: Jina (Greg Danko) Jonen, Jeremy Jonen, Jillian (Chris) Burgess, Jessica (Josh) Grunska, Lisa (Michael) Hopwood and Nick (Margaret) Corrente; nine grandchildren: Jacob, Joshua, Courtney, Joseph, Dominic, Allison, Kennedy, Bekah and Brynn.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Patty and Donna; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Abraham and Dorothy Daitch.

    Per Ron’s wishes, there will be a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ron’s name to the charity of your choice.

    The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and Mayflower Assisted Living for their care and compassion.

Donna Jonen

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Parents

Family: Daniel Cichy

Jill Mary Jonen

F, b. February 21, 1961, d. January 24, 1962

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Jill Mary Jonen was born on February 21, 1961 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 24, 1962, at age 0.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Patricia Ann Jonen

F, b. June 24, 1945, d. July 16, 1995

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Patricia Ann Jonen was born on June 24, 1945 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 16, 1995, at age 50, in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Scott John Schuler

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Parents

Family 1: Patricia Ann Jonen (b. June 24, 1945, d. July 16, 1995)

Daniel Cichy

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Family: Donna Jonen

Lorraine Daitch

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Family: Ronald Jonen (b. February 21, 1943, d. February 26, 2015)

Antonette Therese (Loretta) Jonen

F, b. February 24, 1902, d. April 29, 1968

Parents

Family: Michael Hauser (b. November 9, 1899, d. July 12, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonette Therese (Loretta) Jonen was born on February 24, 1902 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Michael Hauser were married on October 3, 1922 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Antonette Therese (Loretta) Jonen died on April 29, 1968, at age 66, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.