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Gerald (Chuck) Grapengieser

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Timothy Wood West

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Joseph F Demerath

M, b. November 23, 1883, d. November 27, 1951

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Family: Gertrude Thyssen (b. August 24, 1886, d. November 11, 1957)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph F Demerath was born on November 23, 1883 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude Thyssen were married on July 7, 1909 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph F Demerath died on November 27, 1951, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/60
    Granchild Gloria ? d. 1939 buried by stone.

Gertrude Thyssen

F, b. August 24, 1886, d. November 11, 1957

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Family: Joseph F Demerath (b. November 23, 1883, d. November 27, 1951)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Thyssen was born on August 24, 1886 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on August 27, 1886 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph F Demerath were married on July 7, 1909 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gertrude Thyssen died on November 11, 1957, at age 71.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/60.

Norbert Francis Demerath

M, b. June 8, 1923, d. September 24, 2002

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Family 1: Rose Margaret Hammen (b. July 22, 1925, d. December 3, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Norbert Francis Demerath was born on June 8, 1923 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rose Margaret Hammen were married on June 21, 1947.
  • Marriage: Norbert Francis Demerath was married on March 1, 1991.
  • Death: He died on September 24, 2002, at age 79, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/71.
  • Note: Demerath, Norbert Francis

    Age 79. Norb died surrounded by his family at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2002. He was born June 8, 1923 to Joseph and Gertrude (Thyssen) Demerath and grew up on a farm in Freedom, Wisconsin.

    He served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II, working in military hospitals in North Carolina, England and France. As an Army medic, he admitted patients, wrote up medical records, and worked with the injured. After the war, he returned to the Fox Valley and married Rose Hammen on June 21, 1947. Using his skills and determination, he built his family home in Little Chute, Wisconsin. For most of life, he worked in supermarkets as a manager/bookkeeper for Krambo's, Kroger's, and Red Owl. In 1977, he lost his loving wife of 30 years to cancer. Then, in 1982, he moved to Kelly Lake and purchased what is now known as Norb and Lisa's Kelly Lake Bar. He married Lisa Kussow on March 1, 1991. Together they have enjoyed the camaraderie of patrons and friends at Kelly Lake Bar.

    He was an avid reader, always thirsting for more knowledge. Norb loved to travel. While serving our country, he explored much of Europe, dancing in Piccadilly Square the day the War ended. Over the years he has traveled with family and friends, seeing much of the United States. Playing cards, pointing out the sights of Kelly Lake from his pontoon boat, and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren have been wonderful pastimes for him.

    Norb had an undying patriotism for his country. He was an active lifelong member of the American Legion Post 258 in Little Chute, serving as Post Commander in 1969 and editor of their newsletter for many years. He was also a member of 40 et 8 and D.A.V. In addition, he served as an usher for St. John's Parish in Little Chute, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Kelly Lake Sportsman's Club, serving as it's treasurer and Oconto County Tavern League. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa two daughters: Sandy (Joe) Stadler, Appleton Julie (Pete) Giordana, Estes Park, Colorado three step-children: Terry (Mary) Kussow, Little Chute Jeanine (Darrell) Manning and Dave (Leanna) Kussow, Kelly Lake grandchildren: Andy (Megan) Stadler, Wichita, Kansas Greg (Sarah) Stadler, Black Creek Becky (Matt) Schumacher, LaCrosse Josh and Kali Giordana, Estes Park, Colorado Shannon Kussow, Little Chute Justin and Tyler Manning, Kelly Lake Wyatt and Tiffany Kussow, Kelly Lake. Great-grandchildren are Alex, Christopher, Caleb, and Julia Stadler. He is further survived by two sisters-in-law: Marion Demerath, Green Bay and Elaine Demerath, Torrence, California and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose (Hammen) two grandchildren: Ryan Giordana and Jason Kussow brothers: Rich, George, Clarence, John and Ed sisters: Marie (Bowers) and JoAnn (Bowers) in-laws: Leona, Ellie, Elaine and Ruth Demerath, Alvin and Elzear Bowers Margaret and Joe Hammen.

    Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Friday September 27, 2002 beginning at 4 p.m. Prayer vigil 7:30 officiated by Father Paul Schumacher. Visitation continues on Saturday 9 a.m. at St. John Parish in Little Chute. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. with Msgr. James VandenHogan officiating. Burial in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Little Chute.

Rose Margaret Hammen

F, b. July 22, 1925, d. December 3, 1977

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Family: Norbert Francis Demerath (b. June 8, 1923, d. September 24, 2002)

St John High School Yearbook 1943

Biography

  • Birth: Rose Margaret Hammen was born on July 22, 1925 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Norbert Francis Demerath were married on June 21, 1947.
  • Death: Rose Margaret Hammen died on December 3, 1977, at age 52, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/71.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Monday, December 5, 1977

    Mrs. Norbert Demerath [Rose Hammen] 530 S. Van Buren St. Little Chute

    Age 52, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday after a lingering illness. She was born July 26, 1925 in Little Chute. She had been a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, The St. Ellizabeth Society, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

    Survivors include her husband, Norbert; two sons, Mrs. Joseph [Sandy] Stadler, Manawa; and Julie, at home; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ethel Hammen; a sister, Evelyn and a brother, Joseph.

    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. John Blaha officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service. There will be a St. Elizabeth Society Rosay at 6:30 Monday evening, and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for cancer research.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1943.
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Lieselotte L Wagner

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Family 2: Norbert Francis Demerath (b. June 8, 1923, d. September 24, 2002)

Sandra Lee Demerath

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Joseph Ronald Stadler

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Julie Ann Demerath

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Family: Peter J Giordana

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Peter J Giordana

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Family: Julie Ann Demerath

Paul Irvin Kussow

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Terrance Paul Kussow

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Family: Mary Rose Bastian

Jeannine Renee Kussow

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David Kussow

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Mary Rose Bastian

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Family: Terrance Paul Kussow

Darrell Edward Manning

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Leanna Unknown

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Family: David Kussow

Andrew Joseph Stadler

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Gregory Wayne Stadler

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Joshua James Giordana

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Family: Candy Kramer

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Kali Lynn Giordana

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