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Tara M Diedrich

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Aaron A Day

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Stanley Thomas Day

M, b. June 10, 1942, d. August 1, 2009

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  • Birth: Stanley Thomas Day was born on June 10, 1942.
  • Death: He died on August 1, 2009, at age 67, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Stanley Thomas "Tom" Day, 67, De Pere, passed away Saturday August 1, 2009 at home, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Stanley and Irene (Komp) Day was born June 10, 1942.

    Tom was born in Appleton; his father owned a cheese factory and then moved to De Pere to own and operate Day's Bar and Family Restaurant. Tom attended Nicolet Grade School, West De Pere High School where he was active in theater and played drums. He then went to Carroll College where he was President of his Fraternity, Delta Rho Upsilon. Tom was a graduate of the Masters Program at UW Oshkosh, majoring in guidance and counseling. After college, he began his teaching career at Seymour. Throughout this time, he dated Phyllis Bouchard and they were engaged on June 9, 1965 and were married June 18, 1966. They purchased their home in 1965 and have raised their children and grandchildren since that time. Teaching was his life and he enjoyed every minute of it. He taught in the Seymour School District, mostly at the Middle School. In 1967 he became the father of a bouncing baby girl, Kari- on whom the sun rose and set- then 8 years later the birth of his first son, Sean, and shortly after, the birth of his second son, Aaron. He had many vacations at Pelican Lake with the Bouchard family and his father purchased a home on the lake as well, where Tom would spend the entire summer. Tom, his brother-in-law, Allan and his father-in-law, Gordon, caught three muskies on Pelican Lake all in the same day and when they got home, they were featured on Channel 2 with Big Al Sampson filming the three muskies for TV. These vacations continued a tradition throughout the children's lives as it does today in the grandchildren's. They have made new friends and continued that relationship since they were all babies. This year Tom wanted to go on vacation and so we did- Tom even got his perch! Tom led a full life, and mostly enjoyed his grandsons, family vacations and fishing on Pelican Lake, vacations to Mexico, his beloved teaching, his pets, Sparkie and Spritzer, watching Jeopardy, Soduko, and doing jigsaw puzzles.

    Tom's family includes his wife of 43 years, Phyllis, their children, Kari Day, De Pere, Sean Day, De Pere, Aaron (Tara) Day, Green Bay, grandchildren, Quinton Thomas Day and Zavion Thomas Day, stepmother, Catherine (Renard) Day, stepbrothers, Gerald and Anne Renard, Seymour, Thomas and Tess Renard, Holman, WI, sisters and brothers-in-law, Alyce (James) Todey, Green Bay, Barbara (Dale) Schmechel, Green Bay, Robert Thompson, Arizona, Mae Willems, De Pere. In addition, Tom is also survived by his godchild, Tina (Bouchard) Kemp, nieces and nephews, and his good friends, William "Bill" Menne and Nancy and Pete Blashka. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Irene Day, brother, Donald, sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth "Betty" and Richard Willems, godson, Timothy Willems, parents-in-law, Gordon and Helen (Schmechel) Bouchard, brother-in-law, Allan Bouchard, and step brother, James Renard.

    Family and Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Visitation will continue after 9:00 am Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1700 Lost Dauphin Road, De Pere. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at the church with Pastors Brian and Andrea Cain, officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established. Please visit www.ryanfh to send online condolences to the Day family. Tom's family extends a special thank you to Dr. Groteluschen at St. Vincent Oncology, Unity Hospice, especially Patty, Sharon, Linda, Leslie Ann, and Jessica, as well as Melissa at Ministry Home Care in Rhinelander, Pastors Brian and Andrea Cain, the St. John Lutheran Prayer Chain, and all of the Relatives and Friends for their comfort and support.

Phyllis Bouchard

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Family: Stanley Thomas Day (b. June 10, 1942, d. August 1, 2009)

Jordenne Schumaker

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Jazlyn Schumaker

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Blaise Peter Strenn

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Family 1: Debra Kay Rietz (b. November 22, 1954, d. January 5, 2003)

Family 2: Katalin Orban

Amy Jo Wall

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Quinn Strenn

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George Rietz

M, b. December 30, 1885, d. November 1974

Family: Minnie Dahlman (b. November 15, 1890, d. July 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: George Rietz was born on December 30, 1885.
  • Death: He died in November 1974, at age 88, in Athens, Marathon Co, Wisconsin.

Minnie Dahlman

F, b. November 15, 1890, d. July 1977

Family: George Rietz (b. December 30, 1885, d. November 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Minnie Dahlman was born on November 15, 1890.
  • Death: She died in July 1977, at age 86, in Athens, Marathon Co, Wisconsin.

Michael C Bourgo

M, b. January 1852

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Family: Julienne Valin

Biography

  • Birth: Michael C Bourgo was born in January 1852 in Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Julienne Valin were married on October 20, 1872 in West DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Michael C Bourgo died in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Julienne Valin

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Family: Michael C Bourgo (b. January 1852)

Biography

  • Birth: Julienne Valin was born in Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Michael C Bourgo were married on October 20, 1872 in West DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Julienne Valin died in Brown County, Wisconsin.

Jean Lazare Joseph Bourgo

M, b. circa 1825

Family: Scholastic Domithilde Brunet (b. circa 1825)

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  • Birth: Jean Lazare Joseph Bourgo was born circa 1825.

Scholastic Domithilde Brunet

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Family: Jean Lazare Joseph Bourgo (b. circa 1825)

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  • Birth: Scholastic Domithilde Brunet was born circa 1825.

Alan John Ebben

M, b. November 16, 1988, d. January 4, 2003

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  • Birth: Alan John Ebben was born on November 16, 1988 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 4, 2003, at age 14.
  • Note: Fell through the ice and drown

    Alan J. Ebben “Opie”

    Our loving son and brother passed away January 4, 2003 at the age of fourteen. Alan was born November 16, 1988 to Arthur and Ellen (Munes) Ebben. Alan loved to gun hunt and feed his wild ‘possums at the deer hunting cabin, as well as loving to compete with his two older brothers – especially if he could come out on top! He enjoyed spending time jumping on the trampoline or hiking to Arby’s with his neighborhood friends, Doni Berthold and Kayla Hietpas. He always looked forward to seeing his only sister, Becky, because he always had a new card game or card trick to show her.


    He is survived by his parents: Arthur and Ellen Ebben of Kaukauna; a sister: Becky Ebben and her fiancé Tyler Burch of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother: Adam Ebben of Kaukauna; maternal grandparents: Mel and Joyce Munes of Kaukauna; paternal grandmother: Agnes Ebben of Kaukauna; his Godparents: Tom (Linda) Munes of Kaukauna. He is further survived by several aunts and uncles: Gene (Margie) Ebben of Kaukauna; Joy (Tom) Unkers of Green Bay; Joan (Jim) Effa of Seymour; Pat (Jim) Albright of Omro; Carmen (Bruce) Janssen of Superior; Greg (Sal) Ebben of Spruce; Pat Verhagen and her special friend Carl Piechocki of Shiocton; Karen (Bill) Brunnel of Rhinelander; Donna (Craig) Ehrfurth of Shiocton; and Diane (Shane) Lambrecht of Appleton; as well as by many cousins. Alan will be missed dearly by his two uncles Gene and Greg. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Arthur Ebben, Sr., an aunt Charla Reader, and his oldest brother Andrew Ebben.

    The funeral liturgy for Alan will be held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until the hour of the service.

    Alan, you will always be A.J. to us. Even though you were only with us for such a short time, we love you so much. You were one of a kind, and you leave us with so many memories of you! -Dad, Mom, Becky, Tyler, and Adam.

    The family would like to extend their thanks to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department divers, the staff of the Bay Area Medical Center, and to all the others who assisted in rescuing and aiding our loved one. Thanks also to all of our friends and neighbors for the care and support during our time of tragedy.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOMES 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6200.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Andrew Arthur Ebben

M, b. January 11, 1980, d. January 4, 2003

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  • Birth: Andrew Arthur Ebben was born on January 11, 1980 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 4, 2003, at age 22.
  • Note: Fell through ice and drowned.

    Andrew A. Ebben

    Our loving son and brother passed away January 4, 2003 at the age of twenty-two. Andy was born January 11, 1980 to Arthur and Ellen (Munes) Ebben. Andy loved to hunt and fish, especially bow hunting and sturgeon spearing. He would often play pool on Thursday nights with his two best friends, Jason Fischer and Adam Schubring. Andy spent many great times with his two brothers, Alan and Adam, and he touched the lives of many others. He was currently working as a computer analyst for Tel Mark Sales, in Appleton.

    He is survived by his parents: Arthur and Ellen Ebben of Kaukauna; a sister: Becky Ebben and her fiancé Tyler Burch of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother: Adam Ebben of Kaukauna; maternal grandparents: Mel and Joyce Munes of Kaukauna; paternal grandmother: Agnes Ebben of Kaukauna; his Godparents: Gene (Margie) Ebben of Kaukauna; several aunts and uncles: Tom (Linda) Munes of Kaukauna; Joy (Tom) Unkers of Green Bay; Joan (Jim) Effa of Seymour; Pat (Jim) Albright of Omro; Carmen (Bruce) Janssen of Superior; Greg (Sal) Ebben of Spruce; Pat Verhagen and her special friend Carl Piechocki of Shiocton; Tom (Linda) Munes of Kaukauna; Karen (Bill) Brunnel of Rhinelander; Donna (Craig) Ehrfurth of Shiocton; and Diane (Shane) Lambrecht of Appleton; as well as by many cousins. Andy will be missed dearly by his two uncles Gene and Greg. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Arthur Ebben, Sr., an aunt Charla Reader, and his youngest brother Alan Ebben.


    The funeral liturgy for Andy will be held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until the hour of the service.

    We know he loved his younger brother so much, because he sacrificed his own life trying to save him. Someday, we’ll all be together again. -Dad, Mom, Becky, Tyler, and Adam.

    The family would like to extend their thanks to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department divers, the staff of the Bay Area Medical Center, and to all the others who assisted in rescuing and aiding our loved one. Thanks also to all of our friends and neighbors for the care and support during our time of tragedy.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Adam Joseph Ebben

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Rebecca Sue Ebben

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Melvin L Munes

M, b. June 7, 1928, d. February 25, 2012

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  • Father: Joseph Munes (b. August 13, 1904, d. September 20, 1966)
  • Mother: Olive Mischler (b. December 31, 1903, d. October 18, 1939)

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin L Munes was born on June 7, 1928 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 25, 2012, at age 83.
  • Note: Melvin (Mel) L. Munes, 83, Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2012, at Grand Horizons, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's, surrounded by his loving family. Mel was born June 7, 1928, in Appleton, son of the late Joseph and Olive (Mischler) Munes.

    On Feb. 7, 1953, he married Joyce LaPlante. For the next 59 years they raised six children together and enjoyed time spent at their cottage on Marl Lake, many fishing trips, traveling and watching the Packers. They also enjoyed trips to the casino. Mel was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and with his quick wit always had a story or joke to tell. He loved and was loved by family and friends and treasured the times spent with them. Throughout his life, Mel enjoyed meeting new people, and touched many hearts, no one being a stranger to him.

    He graduated from Kaukauna High School and went to work with his father and brother at Munes Service Station. In 1958, he began his career at U.S. Oil. After 34 years, he retired as Manager of the Automotive Warehouse.

    Mel was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving his country during the Korean Conflict stationed in Europe. He was a member of VFW Post 3319 and also a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Aloysius Church.

    He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Patty Verhagen (special friend, Carl Piechocki), Shiocton; Tom (Linda) Munes, Little Chute; Karen (Bill) Brunell, Rhinelander; Ellen (Art) Ebben, Kaukauna; Donna (Craig) Ehrfurth, Shiocton; and Diane (Shane) Lambrecht, Appleton; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley (Louis) Zierler and Janet Jury; brothers, Bob (Marilyn) Munes, Reg (Charlene) Munes, Jim (Deb) Munes, Mike (Kim) Munes; sister-in-law, Jane LaPlante; as well as many nieces and nephews.

    Besides his parents, Mel was preceded in death by two grandsons, Andy and A.J. Ebben; stepmother, Cedonia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lester and Selma LaPlante; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Florence Munes; brothers-in-law, Robert LaPlante and Tim Jury; and a nephew, Robbie Munes.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna, is assisting the family, 766-2099, www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com.

    Mel's family would like to thank the entire staff of Grand Horizons, Kimberly, for the personal and loving care they gave Dad. Also, thank you to Southern Care Hospice and special caregiver, Mary Palmbach.

    Through the years as I rode this train called "life" I looked out the windows viewing valleys and mountains tall, passing through storm and sunshine, peace and strife, I am a better person for having met each and every one of you, than not to have met any of you at all. Mel


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on February 27, 2012.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1946.

Rosella Maire Hildebrand

F, b. June 7, 1924, d. December 14, 2005

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Family 1: Arthur Pociask (b. November 17, 1919, d. June 11, 1958)

Family 2: Wilbert John Gerrits (b. August 13, 1922, d. July 19, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosella Maire Hildebrand was born on June 7, 1924 in Butternut, Ashland Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arthur Pociask were married on June 12, 1948 in Butternut, Ashland Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Rosella Maire Hildebrand and Wilbert John Gerrits were married in 1962.
  • Death: Rosella Maire Hildebrand died on December 14, 2005, at age 81.
  • Note: December 15, 2005

    Gerrits, Rosella M. Rosella Gerrits, (Rosella Pociask Gerrits) Menasha, passed into Jesus' arms peacefully on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at the age of 81. Rosella was born in Butternut, Wisconsin, on June 7, 1924, daughter of the late Herman and Edna (Rominski) Hildebrand, Sr. She married Arthur Pociask, and he preceded her in death in 1956. In 1962 she married Wilbert Gerrits, and he preceded her in death in 2000. Rosella was a great cook, and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and loved ones. Even though she was good in the kitchen, it was no secret that her own favorite meal was Kentucky Fried Chicken! She also loved to dance, especially the polka. She was also a talented card player, and was happy to take you on in a lively game of smear. Rosella was a devout, faith-filled woman, who prayed and received communion regularly. Rosella is survived by six children: Barbara Baumann of Kimberly; Daniel (Gwen) Pociask of Menasha; Sandra (David) Berghuis of Little Chute; Lawrence (Deborah) Gerrits of Kimberly; Timothy (Tamela) Pociask of Neenah; Renee (Jeffery) Pynenberg of Little Chute; nineteen grandchildren: Kelly (Eric) Romenesko, Todd (Julie) Baumann, Ryan (Michelle) Pociask, Samuel Pociask, Stacie (Brian) Bergeron, Troy Berghuis, Tessa (Scott) Pataska, Angel (Mike) Krueger, Amber Gerrits, Luke (Sonya) Gerrits, Sheila Pociask, Briana Pociask, Andrew Pociask, Christopher Pynenberg, Morgan Pynenberg, Carter Pynenberg, Chad Spierings, Kristy (Paul) Schreiber, and Cory Spierings; eighteen great-grandchildren; five brothers: Oscar "Whitie" Hildebrand of Little Chute, Herman (Donna) Hildebrand of Freedom, Kenneth (Roseann) Hildebrand of Neenah, David (Susan) Hildebrand of Neenah, and Bernard (Janet) Hildebrand of Neenah; three sisters: Ruth (John) Vander Wielen of Kimberly, Diane (Patrick) Derby of Mountain Home, AR, and Judy (Robert) Paessler of Little Chute. Rosella is also survived by Arthur and Wilbert's many brothers and sisters, and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, a daughter Debra Spierings in 1996, a great-granddaughter Samantha Krueger, a sister Norma (Rene) Gossens, and a brother Carl Hildebrand. The funeral liturgy for Rosella will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2005, at ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine Street in Little Chute with Fr. Ken Frozena officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery in Neenah. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the entire staff at Century Oaks Westridge in Menasha for taking such wonderful care of Rose; to Heartland Hospice for their expertise and compassion, and to Joyce Janssen for her many prayers, visits, and for bringing Rosella communion. Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Avenue Kimberly 920-788-6202 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

Ruth Marie Hildebrand

F, b. July 21, 1930, d. July 15, 2015

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  • Birth: Ruth Marie Hildebrand was born on July 21, 1930 in Butternut, Ashland Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Joseph VanderWielen were married on May 27, 1953 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ruth Marie Hildebrand died on July 15, 2015, at age 84, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ruth Vander Wielen, age 84, of Kimberly, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. She was born on July 21, 1930 in Butternut, Wisconsin, to the late Herman Sr. and Edna (Rominski) Hildebrand. She married John "Joe" Vander Wielen on May 27, 1953 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Kimberly. Ruth was a member of Holy Spirit Parish. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and loved cooking for family and friends. In her younger years she looked forward to the trips up north. She had a tender heart for her cats.

    Ruth is survived by her children: Steve (Gina) Vander Wielen, Ron (Paula) Vander Wielen, Ginny (Mike) Delfosse, David Vander Wielen, Julie (Gregg) Johnson, Dennis Vander Wielen, and Dean Vander Wielen; grandchildren: Kurt (Nikki) Vander Wielen, Eric (Kelli) Vander Wielen, Lisa (Jeremy) Van Handel, Trisha (Joel) Fielding; Kelly (fiancée Jake) Johnson, Sarah (special friend Erin) Hasse, and Bradd Johnson; Robyn Vander Wielen; her 15 great grandchildren; siblings: David (Sue), Kenny (Roseann), Whitey, Herman (Donna), Bernard (Janet) Hildebrand, Diane (Pat) Derby, and Judy (Bob) Paessler. She is further survived by her nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Joe, sisters Rosella (Bill) Gerrits and Norma (Rene) Gossen, and her brother Carl Hildebrand.

    The funeral liturgy for Ruth will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 20, 2015 at HOLY SPIRIT/HOLY NAME CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly. Fr. Bob Kollath will be officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of mass. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    The family would like to thank her sister Judy, her son Dennis, Cherry Meadows, St. Paul Home, and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the excellent care and compassion shown to Ruth.

Diane Marie Hildebrand

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