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Melvin Jacob Bastian

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Family: Lois Kathleen VanderHeiden (b. April 4, 1922, d. February 3, 2008)

Marvin Bastian

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Lois Kathleen VanderHeiden

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  • Birth: Lois Kathleen VanderHeiden was born on April 4, 1922 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on June 20, 1945 in Kansas.
  • Death: She died on February 3, 2008, at age 85.
  • Note: February 5, 2008

    Bastian, Lois K.
    Lois K. Bastian, 85, Wrightstown, died Sunday morning, February 3, 2008. She was born April 4, 1922, in Wrightstown, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Kettenhoven) Vanderheiden. She attended St. Paul's Catholic School and was a 1939 graduate of Wrightstown High School. She then attended college in Milwaukee, and was a 1943 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. On June 20, 1945, Lois married Melvin J. Bastian in Kansas where he was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. She had worked 27 years for Farmers & Traders Bank, West Bank & Trust, and retired in 1983 as Assistant Manager of M & I Bank, all in Wrightstown. Lois was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Wrightstown. She sang in the church choir, belonged to the St. Paul's Ladies Society, and was a member of the Foresters. She was a member of American Legion Auxilary, post 436, Wrightstown, for 60 years, and had served as past president. She was a founding member and past officer of Wrightstown Alumni Association. Lois was an excellent seamstress. She loved spending time, relaxing and fishing at their cottage on Poygan Lake, and also enjoyed league bowling, golfing and playing cards.

    Lois is survived by her husband of 62 years, Melvin; two sons: Richard Bastian, Wrightstown; Gerald (Betty) Bastian, Munds Park, AZ; three grandchildren: Lisa (Chris) Garrett, Phoenix, AZ; David Bastian, Denver, CO; Jeff Bastian (fiancee Michelle Endresen), Phoenix, AZ; as well as nieces and nephews.

    She was also preceded in death by a brother, Vince Vanderheiden; and two sisters: Jean Vander Heiden and Betty Willey.

    Friends may call at De Wane-Cotter Funeral Home, 711 Main Street, Wrightstown, on Thursday, February 7, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The American Legion Auxilary will conduct a service at 6:45 p.m., and the parish prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 437 Main Street, Wrightstown, on Friday, February 8, 2008, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8th, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, with Father John H. Schuh officiating. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

    The Bastian family would like express their deep appreciation to the nurses and staff of Angel's Touch, especially, Jenny, Crystal, Amanda, Katie and Sheila, for the loving care they gave Lois.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Wrightstown High School in 1939.

Aloyice Wichman

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  • Father: Otto Wichman (b. January 6, 1885, d. July 26, 1961)
  • Mother: Nora Piorier (b. October 13, 1889, d. April 29, 1954)

Jayne D Dombek

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Philippe VanPelt

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Family: Randi Mae Hurkman (b. April 21, 1956, d. July 27, 2012)

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  • Birth: Philippe VanPelt was born on May 30, 1946 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Death: He died on October 3, 2012, at age 66.
  • Note: Philippe G.A. Van Pelt, age 66, of Dale, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Philippe was born in Brussels, BE on May 30, 1946 to Paul and the late Andre (Rensson) Van Pelt. In March of 1970 he came to the United States. He worked for EAA form many years until taking a job with K.C. Aviation, now known as Gulfstream, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Dale - Medina - Readfield Lions Club. He enjoyed doing yard work, reading, sailing going out for dinner, air shows, and prairie dog hunting in South Dakota.

    He is survived by his two daughters: Katelin Van Pelt, Appleton and Elisabeth "Libby" Van Pelt, Dale; a brother, Dede (Anne) Van Pelt; and a sister, Marie-Paule Duprez

    He was preceded in death by his mother

    A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 13, at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel. Friends may visit at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

Sonja Hurkman

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Reed Hurkman

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Natasha Hurkman

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Russell Hurkman

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Katelin VanPelt

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Elisabeth VanPelt

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Bernard Schmidt

M, b. February 15, 1895, d. March 1, 1941

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Family: Mary Rossmeier (b. 1894, d. 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernard Schmidt was born on February 15, 1895 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Rossmeier were married on October 25, 1921 in St John Church, St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bernard Schmidt died on March 1, 1941, at age 46, in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Bernard Schmidt, 46, route 1, Forest Junction, died at a Green Bay hospital at 4:45 Saturday afternoon after a 2-week illness. He was born in 1895 in Hollandtown and lived there most of his life. Mr. Schmidt was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, Holy Name society and St. Joseph's society of St. Francis church, Hollandtown.
    Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Anna Marie, at home, two sons, Ralph, Gerald, at home; his father, Louis Schmidt, Woodville, Wis.; three brothers, Frank, Thorpe, Wis.; Henry, Louis, Woofville; five sisters, Mrs. Nicholas Jaekels, route 3, Kaukauna; Mrs. Matt Thiel, Mrs. Leonard Mirsberger, Hilbert; Mrs. John Maier, Thorpe; Mrs. John Hartzheim, Sherwood.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Francis church, Hollandtown, the cortege forming at 9:30 at the residence. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The body may . . .
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mary Rossmeier

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Family 1: Bernard Schmidt (b. February 15, 1895, d. March 1, 1941)

Family 2: Henry J Schmidt (b. September 25, 1893, d. July 7, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Rossmeier was born in 1894.
  • Marriage: She and Bernard Schmidt were married on October 25, 1921 in St John Church, St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Mary Rossmeier and Henry J Schmidt were married on December 28, 1957.
  • Death: Mary Rossmeier died in 1958, at age ~64.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.

Sabrina Appleton

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Nicole Goodman

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Arthur Louis Schmidt

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St John High School Yearbook, 1937

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur Louis Schmidt was born on November 3, 1918 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marian I Schmidt were married on January 26, 1946 in Sacred Heart Church, Sherwood, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arthur Louis Schmidt died on February 8, 2007, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in Most Precious Blood Cemetary, New London, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 9, 2007

    Schmidt, Arthur L. Arthur L. Schmidt, age 88, lifelong resident of New London, died Thursday, February 8, 2007, at the Fox River Assisted Living, following a lingering illness with Parkinson's Disease. Art was born on November 3, 1918, in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Jackels) Schmidt. On January 26, 1946, he married Marian Schmidt in Sherwood. His bride of 59 years preceded him in death on August 14, 2005. Art and his wife Marian owned and operated Schmidt's Keenway Grocery Store in New London for 33 years.

    He was a faithful member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, teaching religious education in the 1960s, serving as financial secretary, and a trustee for many years and was also involved in the church picnic and many other church activities. He was a member of the Father Herb Council #1797. He was a Boy Scout leader and a volunteer for the New Lass Scholarship. He also delivered meals on wheels. Art was a WWII Veteran and a member of the Norris Spencer Post American Legion of New London.

    He is survived by four daughters: Kay (Lewis) Bellile, Appleton; Joan (Douglas) Terrell, Sandpoint, ID; Mary Jo (Timothy) Sullivan, Racine; Sue (Christopher) Crosby, De Ridder, LA; seven grandchildren: Katy (Justin) Sommer, Whitefish Bay; Ben (Lisa) Bellile, De Pere; Emily Terrell, Vancouver, British Colombia; Amanda and Sarah Crosby, De Ridder, LA; Maggie and Will Sullivan, Racine; three great-grandchildren, Kylee and Luke Sommer and Bryanna Bellile; a brother, Leonard (Lori) Schmidt, Brillion; two sisters: Lucille (Dan) Spencer, Stockton, MO, and Lorraine (Donald) Brink, Ephraim; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: George (Vita) Schmidt, Chicago, IL; Florian (Donna) Schmidt, Sherwood; Madella Jacob, Menasha; Lorraine (Sandy) Rehfeldt, Appleton; Agnes Schmidt Smarinski, Menasha; Jackie Schmidt, Neenah and Evelyn Schmidt, Sherwood; step-brothers and sisters: Ralph (Grace) Schmidt, Brillion; Ann Marie (Frances) Kempen and Evelyn Schmidt, Brillion.

    He was preceded in death by step-mother Mary Schmidt, Clarence (brother) and Jeanne Schmidt; Rosemary (Sister) and Hilard Brantmeier, Andrew (brother) Schmidt; brothers in-law: Julius Schmidt, Leander Schmidt, Paul Schmidt; Stephen Jacob and Gerald Schmidt.

    The Funeral Mass for Art will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2007, at the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London, with the Rev. David Lewis officiating. Interment will be in the Most Precious Blood Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London, on Sunday, February 11, 2007, from 4-8 p.m. Military rites will be held at 6:45 and a 7 p.m. prayer service will follow. Friends may also call at the church on Monday, from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to support senior services.

    A special thank you to Fox River Assisted Living especially the Memory Care Staff.

    Cline & Hanson Funeral Home

    209 W. Cook St. New London

    920-982-3232

    www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1937.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Leonard H Schmidt

M, b. November 24, 1921, d. October 16, 2017

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  • Birth: Leonard H Schmidt was born on November 24, 1921 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Delores Mader were married on June 19, 1945 in Sacred Heart Church, Sherwood, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leonard H Schmidt died on October 16, 2017, at age 95, in Florida.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Leonard H. Schmidt, Brillion, age 95, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at his daughter's home in Florida. He was born in Woodville Township Calumet County on November 24, 1921 (Thanksgiving Day that year) to the late Henry L. and Elizabeth (Jackels) Schmidt. Len married Delores "Lori" Mader at Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood on June 19, 1945. She preceded him in death on May 31, 2010. Len was a lover of the land. He spent his life improving and cherishing his farm land. Len continued farming the family dairy farm after the retirement of his dad, Henry, in 1952. He served many years as Director for Farm Bureau and Manitowoc Farmer. Len loved working outdoors. He was an innovative forward-thinking farmer - installed among the first herring-bone milking parlors in Wisconsin and tiled his fields for increased drainage to ensure crop yield would be maximum and easier harvesting. He was a Pfizer seed corn salesman for many years. Even after retirement in 1983, he worked constantly cutting weeds, trimming shrubs and improving gardens and flower beds at home and at St. Francis Church. Len was so happy donating vegetables from his garden to the Food Bank in Kaukauna for several years. He enjoyed picking out hickory nuts in the winter months before going to Florida to work in Judy and John's yard in January returning home to Wisconsin in May.

    Len was an active 60-year member of the St. Francis Men's Choir (Charter member) and the Mixed Choir. Len's idea of a fun evening was to gather around a piano singing both old and new songs. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Knights. He was also a long-time member of the Farm Bureau, Badger Breeders, DHIA, and Farm Management Association.

    Leonard is survived by his children: Judy (John) Bloch of Clearwater, FL; Jeff (Diane) Schmidt of Kaukauna; Gloria (Joe) Pieters of Boyceville; Tom (Sally) Schmidt of De Pere; and Tony (Sue) Schmidt of Forest Junction; grandchildren: Dennis (Michelle Schneider) Bloch, Doug (Rosa) Bloch, Crystal Schmidt, Eric Schmidt, Greg (Maria) Pieters, Vaughn (Rachele) Pieters, Jeremiah "JT" (Toni) Pieters, Nathanial (JoEllen Sauer) Pieters, Karl (Hannah) Freeberg, Zakary Pieters, Shane (Mary) Schmidt, Brian (Dolly) Schmidt, Amanda (Steve) Beals, Becky (Andrew) Fenske, Andrew Krueger, Adam (Randi) Krueger, Mike (Jamie) Krueger, Jennifer (Dan) Koenig, and Angela (Todd) Kuchenbecker; great grandchildren: Dalton, Rachel, Ryan and Dylan Bloch, Vincent, Veronica, Angelina, Jasmine, Ava and Ella Pieters, Ephraim and Jabin Freeberg, Doug, Victoria, Johnny, Jeanne Schmidt, Grace and Bijou Beals, Thomas Schmidt, Alex and Bella Fenske, Benjamin Krueger, Mikayla and Miranda Koenig, and Ava Kuchenbecker. Len is also survived by his sister, Loraine Brink; step-brother, Ralph (Grace) Schmidt; brother-in-law, Dan Spencer; and sisters and brother-in-law: Noretta Bastian, Deanna (Max) Wolf, Carol Mader and Violet Mader. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, numerous other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Len was preceded in death by his wife of almost 65 years, Lori; step-mother, Mary Schmidt; father and mother-in-law, George and Olive (Klassen) Mader; siblings: Rose Mary (Hilard) Brantmeier, Clarence (Virginia "Jeanne") Schmidt [brothers Clarence and Len married sisters Jeanne and Lori], Art (Marion) Schmidt, Andrew Schmidt, Don Brink and Lucille (Harry) Johnson Spencer; step-sister Anna Marie ( Francis) Kempen; step-brother Jerry (Evelyn) Schmidt; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Ethel (Oliver) Kruse, Marion (James) Beach, Gerald "Jerry" (Irene) Mader, Adrian (Lucille) Mader, George (Eleanor) Mader, Robert "Bob" Mader, Ronald Bastian, and Audrey Mader.

    Visitation will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at ST. KATHERINE DREXEL PARISH - ST. FRANCIS CHURCH (433 County Road CE, Kaukauna) beginning at 9:00 AM until time of Mass at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Willard Van De Loo will officiate and Deacon Steve Vande Hey will assist. Committal St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established. To sign the guest book, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Marian I Schmidt

F, b. January 28, 1920, d. August 14, 2005

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Biography

  • Birth: Marian I Schmidt was born on January 28, 1920 in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arthur Louis Schmidt were married on January 26, 1946 in Sacred Heart Church, Sherwood, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marian I Schmidt died on August 14, 2005, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Most Precious Blood Cemetary, New London, Wisconsin.

Delores Mader

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  • Birth: Delores Mader was born on December 5, 1926 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Leonard H Schmidt were married on June 19, 1945 in Sacred Heart Church, Sherwood, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Delores Mader died on May 31, 2010, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Delores "Lori" (Mader) Schmidt, Brillion, age 83, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on December 5, 1926, in Woodville Township to the late George and Olive (Klassen) Mader. Lori married Leonard H. Schmidt at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood on June 19, 1945. She enjoyed sewing, singing and golfing.

    Lori was a former Eucharistic Minister and member of the Mixed Choir at St. Katharine Drexel Parish-St. Francis Site. She was also a former member of the Thursday Ladies League at Countryside Golf Course for 30 years. A tireless volunteer, Lori worked in the St. Paul Elder Services Gift Shop, made over 300 receiving blankets for poor families in the Madison area and 24 book bags for needy school children in Chicago. Along with her husband, Len, she supported 3 girls in Kenya through the Christian Children's Fund. With five other couples, they also helped to settle two Bosnian ladies, opening their home to them for 2 weeks until an apartment could be readied for them. Lori was an active member of the Tri-County Homemakers Club since 1960.

    Lori is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Leonard; children: Judy (John) Bloch, Clearwater, FL; Jeff (Diane), Kaukauna; Gloria (Joe) Pieters, Boyceville; Tom (Sally), De Pere; and Tony (Sue), Forest Junction; grandchildren: Dennis and Doug (Rosa) Bloch, Greg (Maria), Vaughn (Rachele), J.T. (Toni), Nathanial, Karl and Zakary Pieters, Amanda (Steve) Beals, Becky (Andrew) Fenske, Jennifer (Dan) Koenig, Andy, Adam and Mike Krueger, Crystal, Eric, Shane (Jennifer), Brian (Lulu), and Angie Schmidt; great-grandchildren: Dalton, Rachel, Ryan and Dylan Bloch, Vincent, Veronica, Angelina, Jasmine, Ava and Ella Pieters, Doug, Victoria, Johnny and Jeanne Schmidt, Makayla and Miranda Koenig, Grace and Bijou Beals and Alex Fenske; sisters and brother: Ethel Kruse, George (Ellie) Mader, Noretta (Ron) Bastian, Deanna (Max) Wolf; sisters-in-law: Audrey, Violet and Carol Mader, Lucille (Dan) Spencer and Loraine (Don) Brink; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to her parents, Lori was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law Henry and Elizabeth Schmidt; sister and brothers: Marian (Jim) Beach, Gerald (Irene), Adrian (Lucille), Jeanne (Clarence) Schmidt and Bob Mader; and brothers- and sisters-in-law: Oliver Kruse, Art (Marian) and Andrew Schmidt, Rosemary (Hilard) Brantmeier and Harry Johnson.

    Visitation will be held Friday June 4, 2010, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until Mass at 11 a.m. at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH-ST.FRANCIS SITE (433 County Rd. CE, Hollandtown). The Rev. Jerry Pastors will officiate. Committal St. Francis Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-788-6237.

Lorraine Margaeret Schmidt

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America