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Carl V Weigman

M, b. August 22, 1922, d. March 31, 1986

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Carl V Weigman was born on August 22, 1922 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 31, 1986, at age 63, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Donald N Weigman

M, b. September 15, 1911, d. November 20, 1994

Parents

Family: Beatrice M Koehler (b. February 23, 1908, d. May 13, 1989)

Biography

  • Birth: Donald N Weigman was born on September 15, 1911 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 20, 1994, at age 83, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Beatrice M Koehler

F, b. February 23, 1908, d. May 13, 1989

Family: Donald N Weigman (b. September 15, 1911, d. November 20, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Beatrice M Koehler was born on February 23, 1908.
  • Death: She died on May 13, 1989, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

James Joseph Weigman

M, b. March 20, 1919, d. March 21, 1981

Parents

Family: Dorothy M Reif (b. September 19, 1920, d. August 16, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: James Joseph Weigman was born on March 20, 1919 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy M Reif were married on May 25, 1940.
  • Death: James Joseph Weigman died on March 21, 1981, at age 62, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Norman Francis Weigman

M, b. September 28, 1915, d. October 1, 1982

Parents

Family: Rosamond H Wydeven (b. April 8, 1912, d. April 30, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Norman Francis Weigman was born on September 28, 1915 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rosamond H Wydeven were married on August 4, 1936 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Norman Francis Weigman died on October 1, 1982, at age 67, in Eagle River, Vilas Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Rosamond H Wydeven

F, b. April 8, 1912, d. April 30, 2010

Parents

Family: Norman Francis Weigman (b. September 28, 1915, d. October 1, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosamond H Wydeven was born on April 8, 1912 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Norman Francis Weigman were married on August 4, 1936 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rosamond H Wydeven died on April 30, 2010, at age 98, in New Berlin, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Bo Weigman, age 98, formerly of Kaukauna, passed away Friday afternoon, April 30, 2010, in New Berlin, Wisconsin. She was born April 8, 1912, in Appleton, daughter of the late Theodore and Josephine (DeGroot) Wydeven, and married Norman Weigman on August 4, 1936, at Holy Name Church in Kimberly. Together, the couple owned and operated Wiggie's Food Center in Kaukauna for many years. Bo enjoyed gardening, bird watching and needlecrafts, but her true love was spending time in the kitchen. She will be fondly remembered as an excellent cook and baker.

    Bo is survived by four children: Dennis (Janice) Weigman of Hustisford; Patrick Weigman of The Villages, Florida; Timothy (Jayne) Weigman of Chandler, Arizona; and Kathleen (Richard) Malzer of Hales Corners; twelve grandchildren: Julie, Melissa, Amanda, Tricia, Max, Tammi, Holli, Heidi, Amy, Adam, Colleen, and Bridget; fourteen great-grandchildren; a brother: Jack (Shirlee) Wydeven of Kimberly; two sisters: Kathleen Allen of Midland, Michigan and Mary Hoolihan of Appleton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1982, an infant son, an infant daughter Colleen, a great-granddaughter Jessica Weigman in 2001, a brother Clifford (Harriet) Wydeven, and brothers-in-law C.B. Allen and Richard Hoolihan.

    A memorial mass for Bo will be celebrated at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH — ST. MARY'S SITE at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations to a memorial fund in Bo's name.

    Greenwood Fargo

    Funeral Home

    500 Hendricks Avenue

    Kaukauna 920-766-6201

    Online condolences

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Mary Agnes Weigman

F, b. August 19, 1924, d. June 6, 1975

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Agnes Weigman was born on August 19, 1924 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 6, 1975, at age 50, in Mishicot, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Peter O'Donnell

M, b. March 1847, d. circa 1904

Family: Katherine McBride (b. August 1, 1854, d. April 20, 1930)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter O'Donnell was born in March 1847 in Ohio.
  • Marriage: He and Katherine McBride were married in 1875 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter O'Donnell died circa 1904.

Katherine McBride

F, b. August 1, 1854, d. April 20, 1930

Family: Peter O'Donnell (b. March 1847, d. circa 1904)

Biography

  • Birth: Katherine McBride was born on August 1, 1854 in New York, New York.
  • Marriage: She and Peter O'Donnell were married in 1875 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Katherine McBride died on April 20, 1930, at age 75, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Carl (Fred) Weigman

M, b. 1860, d. 1939

Family: Alvina Hoppe (b. 1862, d. 1936)

Biography

  • Birth: Carl (Fred) Weigman was born in 1860 in Germany.
  • Death: He died in 1939, at age ~79.
  • Burial: He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1876.

Alvina Hoppe

F, b. 1862, d. 1936

Parents

Family: Carl (Fred) Weigman (b. 1860, d. 1939)

Biography

  • Birth: Alvina Hoppe was born in 1862 in Germany.
  • Death: She died in 1936, at age ~74.
  • Burial: She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1869.

Ferdinand Hoppe

M, b. circa 1835

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Ferdinand Hoppe was born circa 1835.

Allan John Armstrong

M, b. September 7, 1913, d. September 1994

Family: Edna Louise Bauman (b. January 15, 1915, d. February 10, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Allan John Armstrong was born on September 7, 1913 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Edna Louise Bauman were married on March 29, 1950.
  • Death: Allan John Armstrong died in September 1994, at age ~81, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Edna Louise Bauman

F, b. January 15, 1915, d. February 10, 2008

Family: Allan John Armstrong (b. September 7, 1913, d. September 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Edna Louise Bauman was born on January 15, 1915 in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Allan John Armstrong were married on March 29, 1950.
  • Death: Edna Louise Bauman died on February 10, 2008, at age 93, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 12, 2008

    Armstrong, Edna L.
    Edna L. Armstrong, age 93, of Neenah, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008, at Sterling House of Neenah. She was born on January 15, 1915, in Gresham, the daughter of the late Johan and Babette (Volnhalz) Bauman. In 1936, Edna moved to Oshkosh and on March 29, 1950, Edna was united in marriage to Allan Armstrong. He preceded her in death in 1994. She worked at Oshkosh Dress Factory as well as Oshkosh Excelsior Plant. After her marriage to Allan, they worked the family farm in the Town of Neenah until 1983. Edna was an active member of First English Lutheran Church, Oshkosh, and enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning and spending time with friends at Sterling House of Neenah.

    She is survived by her three children: Linda Armstrong, Oshkosh; Neil (Donna) Armstrong, Glenn (Kristi) Armstrong, both of Neenah; three grandchildren: Emily, Jessica and Kyle. Edna is further survived by two sisters-in-law: Zelpha Luft, Oshkosh, and Joan Armstrong, Neenah.

    She was preceded in death by three brothers: Frederick, Arthur, Harry and three sisters: Maria, Laura and Hulda.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008, at First English Lutheran Church, 1013 Minnesota St., Oshkosh. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the hours of service at the church on Friday. Edna will be laid to rest in Brooks Cemetery. In-lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Edna's name.

    The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Sterling House of Neenah for the outstanding care they provided during Edna's stay!

    WESTGOR FUNERAL HOME

    205 W. Doty Avenue

    Neenah 920-722-7151.

August VandenBranden

M, b. August 28, 1888, d. November 2, 1948

Parents

Family: Stella Ruby Pagel (b. December 15, 1896, d. December 25, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: August VandenBranden was born on August 28, 1888 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Stella Ruby Pagel were married on August 21, 1921 in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: August VandenBranden died on November 2, 1948, at age 60, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Julia Marie VandenBranden

F, b. April 25, 1891, d. January 25, 1958

Parents

Family: Achille Octavius Hector Laperre (b. February 8, 1881, d. December 14, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Julia Marie VandenBranden was born on April 25, 1891 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Achille Octavius Hector Laperre were married on November 24, 1916 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Julia Marie VandenBranden died on January 25, 1958, at age 66, in Superior, Douglas Co, Wisconsin.

Adrian William Meidam

M, b. March 16, 1912, d. March 30, 1984

Parents

Family: Leora Esther Nass (b. March 6, 1918, d. January 26, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Adrian William Meidam was born on March 16, 1912.
  • Marriage: He and Leora Esther Nass were married on January 23, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Adrian William Meidam died on March 30, 1984, at age 72.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Leora Esther Nass

F, b. March 6, 1918, d. January 26, 2011

Parents

Family: Adrian William Meidam (b. March 16, 1912, d. March 30, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Leora Esther Nass was born on March 6, 1918 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Adrian William Meidam were married on January 23, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leora Esther Nass died on January 26, 2011, at age 92.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Leora Meidam, 92, of Kaukauna, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. She was born on March 6, 1918, in Kimberly, the daughter of the late Edward and Hilda (Reiner) Nass. On January 23, 1936, Leora married Adrian Meidam in Appleton. She enjoyed baking and playing cards with her friend, Laverne. Leora always looked forward to traveling up north to the Crivitz area with her son and a day to the beauty shop and lunch with her granddaughter, Cherie.
    Leora is survived by her children: Joyce Gerow, Kaukauna; Jean (Paul) Lamers, Little Chute; Ronald (Helen) Meidam, Little Chute and Rod (special friend, Archie Schultz) Meidam, Athelstane; seventeen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters: Sadie and Sylvia Hopfensperger; Hilda Verbeten and Lilas Young and a brother, William "Bud" Nass. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    Leora was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian; daughters: Marlene (Leo) Driessen and Nancy (Dan) Lappen; son-in-law, Raymond "Tuggy" Gerow and grandson, Daniel Lappen.
    A private family service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011, with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. A time of public visitation and support will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
    A special thank you to her daughter-in-law, Helen, for her help and comfort over the last few years.
    Fargo Funeral Home
    400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Kaukauna 920-766-6200
    Online condolences
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Joyce Leora Meidam

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Parents

Family: Raymond Lee Gerow (b. October 7, 1929, d. May 12, 2006)

Marlene Vera Meidam

F, b. September 8, 1936, d. July 31, 2003

Parents

Family: Leo Alvin Driessen (b. May 4, 1935, d. December 9, 2004)

St John High School Yearbook 1954

Biography

  • Birth: Marlene Vera Meidam was born on September 8, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Leo Alvin Driessen were married on May 8, 1957 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marlene Vera Meidam died on July 31, 2003, at age 66, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 66, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, July 31, 2003. She was born September 8, 1936 in Appleton, daughter of the late Adrian Meidam and Leora Meidam of Kaukauna. She was a graduate of St. John’s High School in 1954 and also graduated from the Outagamie County Teachers’ College. On May 8, 1957, she married Lee Driessen at St. John’s Catholic Church in Little Chute. Marlene taught school at Sacred Heart School in Sherwood as well as at Holy Angels School in Darboy. Lee and Marlene also operated the Lunchtime Café in downtown Appleton for several years. In 1977, the couple traveled to Nicaragua to bring home their adopted son, Francisco. He was the light of her life and brought her great joy. Marlene spent a great deal of time working on her family history, and made books for all of her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

    Survivors include her husband: Lee Driessen of Kaukauna; a son: Francisco “Chico” Driessen of Milwaukee; her mother: Leora Meidam of Kaukauna; her brothers and sisters: Ron (Helen) Meidam, Jean (Paul) Lamers, and Nancy Lappen, all of Little Chute; Rod Meidam of Green Bay, and Joyce (Ray) Gerow of Kaukauna; four sisters-in-law: Carol Skinkis of Milwaukee, Ruth Locy of Little Chute, Isabelle (Julius) Pritzel of Appleton, and Theresa Driessen of Kimberly; a brother-in-law: Jim Driessen of Little Chute, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Adrian Meidam, by Lee’s parents George and Rose Driessen, brothers-in-law Chester Skinkis, Dan Lappen, Gene Driessen, Dick Driessen, Dave Locy, and by a sister-in-law, Mona Driessen.

    Funeral services for Marlene will be held at 11 AM on Monday, August 4, 2003 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Albrecht officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9 AM until the hour of the services.

    Marlene was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She was always there when you needed anything, always offered a shoulder to cry on or an ear to bend, or a tasty dish to pass at a family event. She was a loving and generous person, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna 766-6200 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1954.

Ronald Adrian Meidam

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Rodney Douglas Meidam

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Raymond Lee Gerow

M, b. October 7, 1929, d. May 12, 2006

Parents

  • Father: Howard Gerow (b. November 24, 1903, d. November 10, 1969)
  • Mother: Mildred Wilcox (b. February 16, 1907, d. February 29, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Lee Gerow was born on October 7, 1929.
  • Death: He died on May 12, 2006, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 16, 2006

    Gerow, Raymond “Tuggy” Raymond Gerow, “Tuggy”, Kaukauna, age 76, died Friday, May 12, 2006. He was born October 7, 1929, son of the late Howard and Mildred (Wilcox) Gerow in Suring. Tuggy married the former Joyce Meidam on September 4, 1954. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War until his honorable discharge.

    Sports was a big part of Tuggy’s life. He was a great competitor but always a gentleman on the field, never arguing with a call. Tuggy was a prolific athlete at Kaukauna High School, his achievements led to his induction into the Hall of Fame. Upon graduation, he played football for the Flying Dutchmen, in the Wisconsin Semi-pro Football League, baseball, as the catcher for “Fireball” pitcher Les Dietzen, then to softball in the City League, finally hanging up his cleats at age 53. Tuggy credits Fred Barribeau, his great Kaukauna High school coach for the great training and coaching he received.

    Tuggy had his own flooring business and operated Joyce & Tuggy’s Bar for 20 years. He enjoyed feeding and watching wild birds at the family cottage as well as hunting and fishing. His eight pack fishing group (Don, Gene & Dave Linskens, Bones Nushart, Ken Sanders, Jimmy Reichel & Duane VandenBroek) planned fly-in fishing trips for 35 years. Tuggy met on Thursday’s at the Playing Field with his closest friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    He is survived by his wife, Joyce Gerow; four children: Cherie (Collin) Plaster, Rock (fiance Anjanette Nephew) Gerow, Kim (Bill) Volkman and Mark (special friend, Tonja Pritchard) Gerow; 13 grandchildren, three brothers: Francis (Joan) Gerow, Curtis (Sandra) Gerow and Keith (Kathy) Gerow; a sister, Dallas (Maurice) Lamers; mother-in-law, Leora Meidam, Linda, Helen, Ron and Rodney Meidam, Jean and Paul Lamers, and lifelong friends: Cliff Hinkens, Bones Nushart, Ed Binsfeld, and great up north friend, Ned Lundquist. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews as well as many other close friends, neighbors and his many friends at the Chute Inn.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mildred, his father-in- law, Adrian Meidam and three sisters: Mavis, Phyllis and Marylou, brother-in-law, Bill Lenhart and nephew, Billy Lenhart, by in-laws, Marlene and Lee Driessen, and Nancy and Dan Lappen.

    Tuggy’s funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna with Rev. Walt Steinbach officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday at the Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment and Full Military Burial Rites will follow the service at Union Cemetery. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. 766-2099.

Leo Alvin Driessen

M, b. May 4, 1935, d. December 9, 2004

Parents

Family: Marlene Vera Meidam (b. September 8, 1936, d. July 31, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Leo Alvin Driessen was born on May 4, 1935 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marlene Vera Meidam were married on May 8, 1957 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leo Alvin Driessen died on December 9, 2004, at age 69, in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Formerly of Kaukauna, died Thursday, December 9, 2004 at a Marinette hospital. Lee was born in Little Chute on May 4, 1935, son of the late George and Rose (Hietpas) Driessen, and for many years worked at Thilmany Pulp and Paper (International Paper) in Kaukauna. In 1954, Lee left his work for two years to serve his country in the United States Army, and was stationed in Germany. After his service he returned to his work at Thilmany. For many years, Lee was a Kaukauna resident, but following Marlene’s death last summer, he made his permanent home in Marinette County. While living in Kaukauna, though, he and his wife Marlene (nee Meidam) also operated the Lunchtime Café in downtown Appleton. Lee enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family members and many good friends. His best friend and faithful sidekick was his dog Pal. Pal too, will miss Lee.

    He is survived by his son: Francisco “Chico” Driessen of Milwaukee and his special friend Erin McCann; a brother: Jim Driessen of Little Chute; three sisters: Isabel (Julius) Pritzel of Appleton, Ruth Locy of Little Chute, and Carol Skinkis of Milwaukee; a sister-in-law: Theresa Driessen of Kimberly; and by his dear friends Don, Phyllis, and Paul Craney and Jim and Peg Boudreau. Other survivors include his mother-in-law: Leora Meidam of Kaukauna, and Marlene’s brothers and sisters: Ron (Helen) Meidam of Little Chute, Jean (Paul) Lamers of Little Chute, Nancy Lappen of Little Chute, Rod Meidam of Green Bay, and Joyce (Ray) Gerow of Kaukauna. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marlene in 2003, brothers Eugene (Mona) Driessen, Richard Driessen, and brothers-in-law Chester Skinkis, Dave Locy, and Dan Lappen.

    Funeral services for Lee will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 13, 2004 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Timothy Albrecht officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service.

    Everyone will long remember Lee for his ability to fix nearly anything and his willingness to help his friends and neighbors in this way. He was happy to help with countless odd jobs around their homes and yards, as well even doing car repair. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, WI 54130 920-766-6200.
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Helen Ann DeBruin

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