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Christine Marie Dunlavy

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Casey Linton Patterson

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Gerald J Beno

M, b. August 6, 1926, d. April 20, 2008

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  • Birth: Gerald J Beno was born on August 6, 1926.
  • Marriage: He and Patricia Turensky were married on July 5, 1947 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gerald J Beno died on April 20, 2008, at age 81, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 23, 2008

    Beno, Gerald J.
    Jerry Beno, 81, lifetime Green Bay resident, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2008, at home with his family by his side. He was born to the late John and Dorothy (Lurquin) Beno on Aug. 6, 1926. Jerry attended Green Bay East High School and left at the age of 16 to proudly serve his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II. (He received his honorary high school diploma in 2001.) Upon returning home from service, he met the love of his life, Patricia Turensky, and the two were married on July 5, 1947. Jerry then went to work for his father in the family plumbing business where he and his two brothers continued to carry on the Beno Plumbing name. Jerry believed in hard work and honesty, which was instrumental to the success of the business. He was extremely proud to see Beno Plumbing continue into the fourth generation. Upon retirement in 1999, Jerry continued to help in the business. Jerry served on committees for the Master Plumbing Association of Green Bay and the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400. Jerry was also instrumental in the founding of Woodside Country Club & golf course, now the Woods, where he enjoyed many Saturday lunches with his family the past few years.
    Jerry enjoyed traveling with his wife Patricia. Together they also enjoyed time up north. Upon Patricia's insistence, they bought a cottage on Lake Mary near Middle Inlet, where Jerry loved to spend his time sitting at the end of the dock talking with his family, or simply spending some quiet time alone. Jerry was an avid Packers fan attending games starting at City Stadium and continuing over to Lambeau Field. Jerry spent the last 20 years planning and implementing reunions around the country for his fellow shipmates on the USS Charleston. He was the editor of the Geech Gazette which he published monthly and mailed to his fellow war buddies. Jerry was also a member of the Veterans of Underage Military Service.
    Some of Jerry's most memorable times were with sons and grandsons deer hunting in northern Wisconsin. The laughs and pranks over the past 45 years of this "hunting" will continue to be talked about for generations. Jerry and his family enjoyed working together on his 1931 Pontiac restoring it to mint condition and taking it to car shows and parades. Jerry truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his wife Patricia, their seven children, spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren, war buddies, business associates, his Wednesday morning breakfast club, Thursday Golf League, and the many, many friends he made over the years.
    Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Turensky) Beno, their children: Sue Pankratz (DePere), Mike and Karen Beno (Green Bay), Jim and Sue Beno (Green Bay), Steve and Jennifer Beno (Green Bay), Patti and Brian Weber (Abrams), Joe and Amy Beno (Little Chute), and Lynn Beno (Green Bay), grandchildren David (Dr. Natasha) Pankratz, Sara (Mark) Beno-Chambers, Justin Beno, Kimberly (Brian) Warner, Matt (Jennifer) Beno, Christine (Jeff) Johnson, John Beno, Steven Beno Jr., Heather (Adam) Korpal, Laura Beth Beno, Courtney and Kari Krueger, Scott, Katie and Kurt Beno, Kayla & Marcus Jenerson, great-grandchildren Beckett and Lachlan Chambers, Madeline Warner, Nicholas Johnson, Violet Korpal, and Kia Simons. Jerry is further survived by his brothers: Dr. Tom Beno, Pat Beno, and Jack Beno, and his sister Mary Lou (Don) Vanden Avond, all of Green Bay, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jim and Doris (Turensky) Kellam, Fred and Anna (Turensky) Mier, Dick and Sandy Turensky, Eddie and Jeanne Turensky, and Luverne Turensky, all of Green Bay.
    Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and his father & mother in law, Louis and Ann Turensky, sister Dorothy Lutomski, brother Dick Beno, three sisters-in-law Louvaine Beno, Joanne Beno, and Eleanor (Turensky) Smeester, and three brothers-in-law Raymond Turensky, Alois Turensky, and Alex Smeester.
    Friends may call at the Proko Wall Funeral Home in Green Bay from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2008. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Green Bay, with a visitation gathering at 9 a.m. followed by a mass at 10 a.m. with Father Patrick Beno (Jerry's nephew) officiating.
    The family wishes to thank Jerry's granddaughters, Sara Beno-Chambers N/P and Dr. Natasha Pankratz for their medical knowledge in guiding us on dad's care. Our sincere thanks go out to the Aurora Hospital Medical team. Special thanks to the 3rd floor ICU nurses Amy, Paula, Toni, Ken, Brian, Rod, and all the staff for the care and compassion given to our dad during this difficult time.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given on behalf of Jerry Beno to the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund.

Patricia Turensky

F, b. November 11, 1928, d. November 5, 2017

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  • Birth: Patricia Turensky was born on November 11, 1928.
  • Marriage: She and Gerald J Beno were married on July 5, 1947 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Patricia Turensky died on November 5, 2017, at age 88.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Beno, Patricia

    Surrounded by all of her children, Patricia (Turensky) Beno earned her "angel wings" on November 5, 2017, when God called her home to be with her husband Jerry. Pat was just shy of celebrating her 90th birthday, as she was born November 11, 1927, to Louis and Ann (Terrell) Turensky. Her strong faith and positive attitude were instilled in all of her children. The two best days of her life were when she married Jerry Beno on July 5, 1947, and when she convinced him to buy the cottage on Lake Mary. Pat looked forward to her weekly trips to 21 Gun to shake dice, have a Pepsi, and come home the button winner.

    Mom truly was an angel who never let you leave without a kiss and telling you "I love you and I need you". When you met Pat, you couldn't help but fall in love with this beautiful woman. She enjoyed Saturday luncheons with family. Many thanks to Sue for picking her up and safely returning her to Angel's Touch where she made her home. In Pat's earlier years, she enjoyed bowling, card club with the same group of ladies for over 50 years, and traveling to many countries with Jerry. Pat's life was all about her children and she was proud of each and every one of them.

    She is survived by seven beautiful children who adored her and never missed an opportunity to be with their beloved mom: Sue Pankratz, Mike (Karen) Beno, Jim (Susan) Beno, Steve Beno Sr., Patti (Brian) Weber, Joe (Amy) Beno, and Lynn Beno. She is furthered survived by her grandchildren: David (Dr. Natacha) Pankratz, Sara (Mark Chambers) Beno-Chambers, Justin (Margo Court) Beno, Kimberly (Brian) Warner, Christine (Jeff) Johnson, Matt (Jennifer) Beno, John (Stephanie) Beno, Steven (Ashley) Beno Jr., Heather (Adam) Korpal, Laura (Aaron Getz) Beno, Courtney (Nick) Kordiyak, Kari (Brian) LeBeau, Scott (Ariana) Beno, Katie (Nick) Jansen, Kurt (Kassandra) Beno, Kayla (Cullen Fitzpatrick) Jenerson, Marcus (Abby Rockendorf) Jenerson; 20 great-grandchildren with a couple on the way; her sisters, Doris Kellam, Anna Mier and a brother, Dick Turensky; other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Jerry Beno; her brothers, Alois, Raymond and Edward Turensky, and her sister, Eleanor Smeester.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. A eulogy service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church with her nephew, Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Entombment will follow at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send online condolences visit www.prokowall.com.

    The Beno family extends a special thank you to everyone at Angel's Touch and Unity Hospice, and her granddaughter, Sara Beno-Chambers N.P. for their guidance and tender care over the past years.

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Nov. 8 to Nov. 12, 2017.

Clifford Harold Forster

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Irene Ruth Draeger

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Robert Patrick DeBruin

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Scott Bruce Schommer

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

Peter Bruce Schommer

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

Gerald Ristow

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Judith Ann Justman

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Raymond VandenElzen

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Family 2: Verla VandenHoogen (b. 1940, d. 1962)

Shirley Ambrosius

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

Tina VandenElzen

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

Brent Zachary Willihnganz

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

John Schafer

M, b. September 21, 1887, d. August 20, 1958

Family: Louise Wagner (b. November 29, 1889, d. January 5, 1955)

Biography

  • Birth: John Schafer was born on September 21, 1887 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 20, 1958, at age 70.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Louise Wagner

F, b. November 29, 1889, d. January 5, 1955

Family: John Schafer (b. September 21, 1887, d. August 20, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Wagner was born on November 29, 1889 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 5, 1955, at age 65.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Marshall J VanHammond

M, b. October 11, 1929, d. September 9, 1990

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  • Birth: Marshall J VanHammond was born on October 11, 1929 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 9, 1990, at age 60, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Tuesday, April 10, 1990

    TSGT Marshall J. Van Hammond
    'Bud'
    1351 Fulcer Ave.
    Kimberly

    Age 60, died suddendly Monday, April 9, 1990 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born October 11, 1929, in Appleton the son of John and Myrtle [Scafer] Van Hammond. Bud retired from the US Air Force in 1968 after 20 years of service. He had served in the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. Bud was employed by Jerry's Lanes and was an avid bowler. He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Chuch, Kimberly.

    Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Dolores [Klein] Van Hammond; his mother, Myrtle Van Hammond, Kimberly; his mother in-law, Anna Klein, Menasha; a son, James W. Van Hammond, Denver, Colorado; a daughter and son in-law, Mary and Capt. Christopher Bohne, US Air Force; three grandchildren, Sarah, Laura, and Bryan Bohne; a brother and sister in-law, Richard and Toni Van Hammond, Appleton; a sister and brother in-law, Mary Jane and William Paalman, Land O' Lakes. He is also survived by his wife's brothers and a sister; Robert and Joanne Klein, Menasha; Eugene and Maureen Klein, Neenah; James and Dawn Klein, Hilbret; Evalyn and Eugene Couillard, Menasha.

    He was preceded in death by his father, John Van Hammond in 1970; and his father in-law, Michael Klein in 1988. The funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 1990 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly with Msgr. Robert F. Gulig officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Name Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, 204 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8:30 a.m. Thursday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Antoinette Lee VanHout

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Dolores VanHammond

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