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Frank Bouressa

M, b. February 6, 1952, d. March 23, 1986

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Biography

  • Birth: Frank Bouressa was born on February 6, 1952 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 23, 1986, at age 34.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 19 accident, blow to the head, made him blind and a vegetable. The nurse who took care of him had his baby.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Xavier High School, Appleton, in 1970.

Sophia Maria DeBruin

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

William Christian Fiestadt

M, b. August 1, 1839, d. December 9, 1929

Family: Sophia Marie Jens (b. January 13, 1844, d. December 1932)

Biography

  • Birth: William Christian Fiestadt was born on August 1, 1839 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Sophia Marie Jens were married on October 27, 1864 in Stuer, Mecklenberg, Germany.
  • Death: William Christian Fiestadt died on December 9, 1929, at age 90.

Ann Gisella Dunkl

F, b. February 21, 1913, d. January 19, 1993

Family: Ignatius Herman VanDyke (b. March 1, 1905, d. October 22, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Ann Gisella Dunkl was born on February 21, 1913 in Oregon.
  • Death: She died on January 19, 1993, at age 79, in San Francisco, California.

Evan Rabideau

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Brian Brooks

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Family 1: Jean Musson

Michael Brooks

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Stafanie Spatt

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Family: Scott Brooks

Jean Musson

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Family: Brian Brooks

Kirsten Piorunneck

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Richard Berg

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Family: Roberta L Strick (d. no)

Paul Joseph ("Beeler Strick") Strick

M, b. June 1, 1925, d. December 25, 2017

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Family: Arsella Irene Schmalz

St John High School Yearbook 1943

Biography

  • Birth: Paul Joseph ("Beeler Strick") Strick was born on June 1, 1925 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on April 10, 1947 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 25, 2017, at age 92.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/55.
  • Note: Paul J. “Beeler” Strick, Little Chute, age 92, died Monday, December 25, 2017. He was born in Little Chute on June 1, 1925 to the late Arnold and Blanche (Pennings) Strick. Paul served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258. He married Arsella Schmalz at Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna on April 10, 1947 and celebrated 70 years of marriage. Beeler retired from Combined Locks Paper Mill in 1987 and spent many years in Las Vegas, where he was better known as Paul, dropping his long standing nickname. He enjoyed the time there with his many friends. Time best spent with was with his family. He spent lots of time watching his grandchildren participate in pageants, plays, academic and sporting events. Grandpa was their biggest fan.

    Paul is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arsella; children: Bruce Strick of Little Chute; Linda (Steve) Blom of Little Chute; Dave (Barb) Strick of De Pere; and Karen (Dan) Keyzers of Little Chute; grandchildren: Jessica (Cole) Thompson, Kevin and Dylan Blom, Jade, Taylor and Jordan Strick, Tanner, Max and Tess Keyzers; great grandchildren: Jase, Finn and Gus Thompson and Elaina Fuller; brother: Robert (Char Darling) Strick; and sister-in-law: Lois Strick. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his children: Barbara, Robin and Steve Strick; father and mother-in-law, Loyal and Elsie Schmalz; siblings: Loretta (Paul) Kinder, Marie (Roger) Thiel, William (Doris) Strick and Earl “Nip” Strick; and Arsella’s siblings: Ted Schmalz and Sandy (Schmalz) Hambek.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, December 28, 2017 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 2:30 p.m. until time of Mass at 4:30 p.m. Military rites, conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258, will immediately follow. Committal St. John Cemetery at a later date.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1943.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Earl Rudolph ("Nip Strick") Strick

M, b. January 23, 1929, d. April 5, 2017

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St John High School Yearbook 1946

Biography

  • Birth: Earl Rudolph ("Nip Strick") Strick was born on January 23, 1929 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 5, 2017, at age 88, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Earl "Nip" Rudolph Strick, 88 years, born to eternal life April 5, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Hospital - Neenah surrounded in the comfort of his loved ones. He was born on January 23, 1929 at the family home in Little Chute to his parents Arnold and Blanche (Pennings) Strick. Young Earl pulled the ropes of the ferry to cross the river between Little Chute and Kimberly, to get workers to and from the Mill. He was a graduate of St. john High School, Class of 1946. He spent his career at Kimberly-Clark Paper Mill starting as an apprentice, taking on-the-job training to become a millwright and proudly retiring in 1984. On June 11, 1949 he married the love of his life Lois Jean (Bastian) Strick at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute.

    Earl was a believer in making his Kimberly community around him better by volunteering as a Fireman for 30+ years, sitting on the water commission, and being involved in his condo association. His personal talents were shown in his ability to craft with wood. He could rough finish a closet, cane a seat of a glider rocker, refinish old furniture, building a pool table from scratch or a cradle for his beloved grandchildren. He was most proud of his decades of donating blood to the Blood Center, donating beyond 50 gallons over the years. His community recognized his dedication by presenting him with the inaugural Marie Rice Citizenship Award.

    The Green Bay Packers were an integral part of Earl's life. He inherited tickets from his father-in-law for the new "City Field" games and attended the home games each gameday until his late 80's. He shared the tickets with family and friends many times. He and his wife Lois enjoyed dancing, bowling, snow-bird travel to Las Vegas, or having quality family time at the cottage at Shawno Lake. Earl looked forward to seeing his grandchildren at a variety of school activities.

    Earl will be missed by his wife of 67 years, Lois (Bastian) Strick, children Carol (Bruce) Court, Daniel (Carole) Strick, and Susan (Bill) Van Hoorn, grandchildren Patricia (Doyle) rice, Nicholas (Heather Buckholdt) Court, John (Teri) Runions, Susan Runions, William (fiancé Kelsey Wettach) Van Hoorn, and Molly (Richard) Gaffney, many great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter, siblings Loretta Kinder, Paul (Arsella) Strick, Bob (Char Darling) Strick, brothers-in-law Robert (Roseanne) Bastian and Donald (Betty) Van Denack. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Blanche Strick, sister Marie (Roger) Thiel, brother Billy (Doris) Strick, brother-in-law Paul Kinder, and great-grandson Tyler Court.

    A Mass of Resurrection for Earl will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church - Kimberly Site, 600 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly. Fr. Bob Kollath celebrant. Private interment Holy Name Cemetery. Family and friends may gather, at the Church, from 4 pm until time of Mass.

    The family of Earl thanks the staff at Thedacare Regional Medical Center-Neenah for their professional and loving care of him.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1946.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Loretta Katherine Strick

F, b. June 23, 1919, d. July 20, 2017

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Family: Paul E Kinder (b. October 6, 1914, d. January 1, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Loretta Katherine Strick was born on June 23, 1919 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Paul E Kinder were married on February 15, 1941.
  • Death: Loretta Katherine Strick died on July 20, 2017, at age 98, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Loretta K. Kinder, 98, passed away Thursday, July 20, at Thedacare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. She was born to Arnold and Blanche (Pennings) Strick on June 23, 1919 in Little Chute, Wisconsin.

    Loretta married Paul E. Kinder on February 15, 1941. They lived in Little Chute until 1955 when they built and moved to a new house in Kimberly. They resided there the remainder of their married life until his death January 1, 2001.

    Loretta was content being a homemaker most of her life, as well as working part-time for Zwickers in Appleton for many years. She was well known for her lifelong hobby of knitting baby booties and slippers for people.

    Surviving family members include a daughter Kathleen (Ronald) Kusta of Kaukauna, and a son Jim (Janie) of Neenah, along with Janie's two children Jason and Jennifer Evers, and her grandchild Macie Jane.

    Also surviving are two brothers, Paul (Arsella) Strick of Little Chute, and Robert (Char Darllng) of Menasha, a sister-in-law Lois Strick of Kimberly, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband, were one sister Marie (Roger) Thiel, and two brothers Bill (Doris) Strick, and Earl Strick.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 24, in the Schmidt Chapel at St. Paul Elder Services, 316 E. 14th St, Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Visitation will begin at 3:00 pm with service to follow at 4:00.

    The family would like to thank all the wonderful and caring staff members at St. Paul Elder Services for their care of Loretta throughout her many years there.

    Additionally, our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the medical professionals on Floor 5 at Thedacare Hospital and the Thedacare Hospice team, for their kindness and compassion during Loretta's last few days of life.

    Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna, is assisting with funeral arrangements (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on July 23, 2017.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Marie Johanna Strick

F, b. September 21, 1920, d. November 15, 2012

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St John High School Yearbook, 1938

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Johanna Strick was born on September 21, 1920 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Roger H Thiel were married on May 4, 1946 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie Johanna Strick died on November 15, 2012, at age 92.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marie J. Thiel, age 92, passed away gracefully and into the hands of God on Thursday November 15, 2012. She was born in Little Chute on September 21, 1920. Marie was united in marriage to the love of her life, Roger H. Thiel on May 4, 1946 who went to eternal life on May 8, 2003. She graduated from St. John's High School in Little Chute and was active in sports and cheerleading. Before Marie took on the enormous responsibility of raising a family of five, she worked as a secretary at Sears Roebuck & Co. and then at Pechman Photo Printing Lab where she colored black and white photos before colored film was made.

    Marie and Roger enjoyed taking the kids on memory filled camping trips all over the country, first with a camper trailer, and then by motor home. Her joy was being with her kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren, babysitting was always something she looked forward to. After many years of camping her dream of building a beautiful cottage on Legend Lake came true. She enjoyed rides on their pontoon boat and watching the gorgeous sunsets on the lake. She loved to cook and bake, always preparing plenty of food for the family. She enjoyed baking and made the world's best apple pies. Marie also had a love for music, especially Big Band and Country music, always dancing the night away with Roger. They were always the first ones on the dance floor and the last ones to leave. Mom's unending devotion to helping her children in any way she could, at any time, will not be forgotten.

    Marie is survived by her five children: Gary Thiel, Hawaii and children Monica (Jimmy) Ryan, Eric (Chandi) Thiel; Jeff (Susan) Thiel, Florida and child Brad (Sheila) Thiel; Tom (Carol) Thiel, North Freedom and children Carly, Ryan and Dana; Randy (Jean) Thiel, Kimberly and child Nick; Pam (Randy) Wyngard, Greenville and children Devin and Taylor; and seven great grandchildren; Melissa, Ashley, Emily, Lauren, Kaitlyn, Samantha and Blake; her brothers; Paul (Arsella) Strick, Earl(Lois) Strick, Bob Strick and sister; Loretta Kinder.

    Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Blanch (Pennings) Strick, her husband Roger Thiel, and brother William Strick.

    The funeral liturgy for Marie will be held at 11:30am on Monday, November 19, 2012, at HOLY SPIRIT / HOLY NAME CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly. Fr. David Beaudry will be officiating. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:00am until the time of mass. Interment will be in the Holy Name Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.



    The family would like to extend our deep appreciation for the caring staff at Grand Horizon's facility, ThedaCare Hospice, Dr. Peg McEwen and Dr. Montgomery Elmer.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1938.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robert Joseph Strick

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Family 1: Lottie Elizabeth Joeckel (b. November 24, 1937, d. April 28, 1975)

Family 2: Patricia Anne Cottrell (b. July 4, 1946, d. December 4, 2011)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Arsella Irene Schmalz

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Family: Paul Joseph ("Beeler Strick") Strick (b. June 1, 1925, d. December 25, 2017)

Lois Jean Bastian

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Paul E Kinder

M, b. October 6, 1914, d. January 1, 2001

Family: Loretta Katherine Strick (b. June 23, 1919, d. July 20, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Paul E Kinder was born on October 6, 1914.
  • Marriage: He and Loretta Katherine Strick were married on February 15, 1941.
  • Death: Paul E Kinder died on January 1, 2001, at age 86.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

James P Kinder

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Kathleen Kinder

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Roger H Thiel

M, b. August 24, 1919, d. May 8, 2003

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Biography

  • Birth: Roger H Thiel was born on August 24, 1919 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Johanna Strick were married on May 4, 1946 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Roger H Thiel died on May 8, 2003, at age 83.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Thiel, Roger H. Legend Lake Formerly of Kimberly

    Age 83, passed away peacefully into God’s hands on Thursday, May 8, 2003. He was born in Appleton on August 24, 1919, son of the late Henry and Lillian (Bastian) Thiel. Serving in the Army from 1941 to 1945, he was a World War II Vet with the 435th Medical Regiment. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. He was united in marriage to Marie Strick on May 4, 1946. He was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1947 and became a prominent engineer in the heating and air conditioning field in North Eastern Wisconsin for over 40 years. Roger became an active member of the Knights of Columbus, fourth degree. He was one of the original members of the Star Dusters Club, dancing the night away with his honey, Marie. He enjoyed camping and traveling, taking his children on many memory filled trips. One of his favorite things was just being at Legend Lake relaxing, going for boat rides, walks and visiting with friends. Roger was a loving, caring man who graced our lives with his smile and nurturing ways. He will be deeply missed.

    Roger is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie; five children: Gary Thiel of Appleton and his children Monica (fiancé Jimmy) and Eric (Laura); Jeff (Susan) Thiel of Cocoa Beach, FL and their son Brad; Tom (Carol) Thiel of North Freedom and their children Carly, Ryan and Dana; Randy (Jean) Thiel of Kimberly and their son Nicholas; and Pam (Randy) Wyngard of Greenville and their children Devin and Taylor; two great grandchildren: Samantha and Ashley; and two brothers, Jerry (Barbara) and Wayne (Jean).

    Roger is preceded in death by four brothers: Hank, Harvey, Carlton and Bob.

    The funeral liturgy will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2003, at HOLY NAME OF JESUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 East Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Fr. Bob Lexa officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery.

    The family would like to extend their appreciation to the caring staff of Appleton Medical Center. A special thank you is also extended to Dr. William Guenther for his years of extraordinary care.

    In Lieu of flowers and plants, memorials in Roger’s name will be given to Holy Name Parish and other local charities.

    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 East Kimberly Avenue Kimberly, WI 54136 (920) 788-6202.

Eleanore C Strick

F, b. August 23, 1919, d. January 8, 1988

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Biography

  • Birth: Eleanore C Strick was born on August 23, 1919.
  • Marriage: She and Harvey N Smith were married on September 12, 1940 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eleanore C Strick died on January 8, 1988, at age 68, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Sophia Recor

F, b. circa 1805

Family: Louis Wilcox (b. circa 1805)

Biography

  • Birth: Sophia Recor was born circa 1805.

Jean Strick

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America