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Holly Ann Haen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robert John Schultz

M, b. October 25, 1919, d. October 22, 1977

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Biography

  • Birth: Robert John Schultz was born on October 25, 1919.
  • Marriage: He was married on November 8, 1947 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 22, 1977, at age 57.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.

Robert James Nachel

M, b. April 18, 1923, d. April 17, 1991

Biography

  • Birth: Robert James Nachel was born on April 18, 1923 in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.
  • Marriage: He was married on March 17, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Death: He died on April 17, 1991, at age 67, in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.

Betty Ann Phillips

F, b. August 16, 1930, d. April 6, 2017

Biography

  • Birth: Betty Ann Phillips was born on August 16, 1930 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Xavier (Bud) Hanegraaf were married on January 28, 1950 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Betty Ann Phillips died on April 6, 2017, at age 86, in Bend, Deschutes Co, Oregon.
  • Note: Betty Ann Hanegraaf (Phillips), age 86, formerly of Bullhead City, Arizona, died Thursday, April 06, 2017, in Bend, Oregon.Betty was born Aug 16, 1930, in Appleton Wis., to George and Gladys Phillips (Brainard). Betty graduated from High School in Appleton Wisconsin. In 1950 Betty married Francis "Bud" Hanegraaf who was her partner for 62 years. The two of them moved to California where Betty continued her education and became an accountant. Having had a successful career and raising four children, Betty retired with her husband Bud and they travelled the country in a motorhome for 20 years before settling in Arizona. Betty was a prolific writer who published many articles chronicling her and Bud's 20 years of traveling around the country in the motorhome and the many beautiful places they visited. Betty had many talents but the one that stood out in addition to her writing was her piano playing. She had a fondness for ragtime and beautifully played hits such as "The Entertainer" and "Alley Cat". Betty is preceded in death by her husband Francis Hanegraaf and her sister Jeannie Deeg. Betty is survived by her son, David Hanegraaf, three daughters, Sandie Fraits, Jodie Hazenberg, and Carrie Blake; 13 grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

    Written by Gladys Phillips: SUNSET OF LIFE

    When I stand on that far horizon,

    That divides the

    There and the Here,

    May the Master find some beauty,

    When I reach my sunset year.

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 12, 2017.

Kenneth Carter Foster

M, b. November 30, 1931, d. June 15, 2016

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Family: Rita Mae Hanegraaf (b. December 5, 1930, d. November 22, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Kenneth Carter Foster was born on November 30, 1931 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rita Mae Hanegraaf were married on May 4, 1957.
  • Death: Kenneth Carter Foster died on June 15, 2016, at age 84.
  • Note: Kenneth C. Foster, Winneconne, age 84, passed away peacefully on June 15th, 2016 of natural causes at his home. He was born November 30, 1931 in Neenah, Wisconsin - the son of Harry and Isabell Foster. Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. In 1957 he was hired by the Neenah Police Department where he served for 30 years, retiring as Captain.

    On May 4, 1957 Ken married Rita (Hanegraaf) Sorenson. Ken lovingly adopted Rita's four boys Claude, Mike, Jeff and Kevin. Together they added three more children, Jill, Steve and Dan. The family resided in Neenah until 1987, when they built their retirement home on Lake Winneconne.

    Ken thoroughly enjoyed his life after retirement. His many hobbies included hunting, fishing, boating and spending time with friends & family both in Wisconsin & Florida, where they spent their winters. Ken also contributed decades of service at Presto Products, Inc., running the "Boat House" in Winneconne where many would congregate to conduct business, celebrate and unwind. Ken also enjoyed helping out at one of his favorite establishments - the Fin 'n Feather, where he was Captain of their Showboat excursion boat. Ken had a way of lighting up a room, whether it was full of friends or strangers. If you had the pleasure of meeting him, you would not soon forget it. If you knew "Kenny," you were a lucky person. He would find you the most beautiful sea glass from the ocean or the best happy hour in town. He knew how to fix a fishing pole that his grandchild would trash or how to talk his granddaughter's out of dating the wrong guy!

    Ken was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rita. Ken is survived by his sister Jackie Spilski and her family, his children, Claude (Chris) Foster, Mike (Katie) Foster, Jeff (special friend Debbie) Foster, Kevin (Peggy) Foster, Jill (Dave) Meyer, Steve (Karen) Foster and Dan (Amy) Foster. Kenny also had a very special lady in his life; Elaine Coe. She lit up his everyday life, spending time with him fishing, and dancing the night away in Florida. Kenny's children and grandchildren truly appreciated the time she took to add memories to his life and ours. Ken would have loved to give another huge "thank you" to his neighbors Dave & Gretchyn Weisgerber for the many home cooked meals and friendship.

    He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Jeremy, Josh, Rachel, Heidi, Jason, Eric, Ryan, Jessica, Andy, Keith, Riley, Tess, Brooke and Blake, as well as nine great-grandchildren.

    Ken was a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Parish, Winneconne, WI. Ken's family would like to thank the members of the church for their support and prayers.

    Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Monday, June 20, 2016 at Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home.

    Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 210 Pleasant Drive, Winneconne, WI at Noon. A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of service.

    In honor of Ken's late wife Rita, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association .

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online Condolences

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from June 16 to June 19, 2016.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Maria Julianna (Sister Jilene) Giordana

F, b. May 6, 1915, d. March 12, 2007

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Biography

  • Birth: Maria Julianna (Sister Jilene) Giordana was born on May 6, 1915 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 12, 2007, at age 91, in Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin.
  • Occupation: She was a Racine Dominican.

Philomena M Giordana

F, b. May 7, 1916, d. December 17, 2003

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Family: Rudolph E Skalmusky (b. May 18, 1912, d. September 9, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Philomena M Giordana was born on May 7, 1916 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Rudolph E Skalmusky were married in May 1939.
  • Death: Philomena M Giordana died on December 17, 2003, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 87 died on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Manor Care Health Services in Appleton. She was born on May 7, 1916 to the late Emil and Laura (DeGuardo) Giordana. Phil married Rudolph E. Skalmusky who preceded her in death. She was a lifetime resident of Kaukauna and worked a number of years at a local grocery store. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and St. Mary Catholic Church. Phil volunteered as a cook at St. Mary’s and also at the St. Paul Home gift shop.

    She is survived by two sons: Gerald Skalmusky of Milwaukee and Ronald Skalmusky of Shawano; four grandchildren: Tara Schuh of Kaukauna, Trisha Skalmuskyof San Diego, California, Amy (Alsamo) Pontis of Brazil, and Todd (Nikki) Skalmusky of Kaukauna; six great grandchildren: Alana and Kyle Schuh and their father, Brian; Jonathan and Madison Skalmusky; Ashley and Dakota Grissman; her brothers and sisters: Sister Jilene Giordana of Racine, Mary Hubert of Kaukauna, Frank (Florence) Giordana of Kaukauna, James (Sally) Giordana of Kenosha, Robert Giordana of Kaukauna, Richard (Sally) Giordana of Kaukauna, and Janice (Robert) Hammond of Kaukauna; three sisters-in-law: Lorraine Giordana, Dolores Giordana, and Donna Giordana, all of Kaukauna. She is further survived by her special friends: Mary Jo and Gary Whitney and their children: Andrea and Adam as well as JoAnn Lauterborn.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Rudy, an infant daughter Marie Skalmusky, a daughter-in-law Jeannie Skalmusky, brothers Emil, Carl and Joseph Giordana, a sister Lucille (Walter) Schmidt, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Chester (Esther) Laux, Julia (Everett) Driessen, Olive (Melvin) Skalmusky, Pope Giordana, and Henry Hubert.

    The funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2003 at ST MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 119 W. 7th Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Robert Udulutsch, OFM Cap. officiating. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

    A special thank you to everyone who took extra care of Phil especially Red and Bobby Giordana, the staff at Kaukauna Clinic, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Manor Care and everyone at Golden Venture.

    Fargo Funeral Home 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6200.

Rudolph E Skalmusky

M, b. May 18, 1912, d. September 9, 1981

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Family: Philomena M Giordana (b. May 7, 1916, d. December 17, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Rudolph E Skalmusky was born on May 18, 1912 in Eland, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Philomena M Giordana were married in May 1939.
  • Death: Rudolph E Skalmusky died on September 9, 1981, at age 69, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Emily Hanges

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Henry J Hubert

M, b. July 24, 1916, d. January 11, 2003

Parents

Family: Mary E Giordana (b. July 11, 1917, d. April 26, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry J Hubert was born on July 24, 1916 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary E Giordana were married on October 30, 1952 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry J Hubert died on January 11, 2003, at age 86, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 86, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 11, 2003. He was born in Kaukauna on July 24, 1916, son of the late Henry and Anna (Eberhardt) Hubert, Sr. Henry was a 1934 graduate of the Kaukauna High School, and served in the United States Air Force with the 96th Bomber Group of B-17 Bombers. He was also a 50-year member of the Electric City Post #3319 of the VFW, as well as past-president of the Kaukauna Eagles Club. On October 30, 1952, Heinie married the former Mary Giordana in Kaukauna; she survives. For many years, Henry was employed at Badger Northland in Kaukauna, and retired in 1979 as the Plant Superintendent. Many will remember Heinie as an all around sports fan, and the Holy Cross Basketball Tournament once named him “Outstanding Fan”. He was also awarded the “Special Fan Award” by the Kaukauna High School in 1981. In his younger years, Henry enjoyed golf, and was a former member of Countryside Golf Club. He always enjoyed a good card game, making crafts, and spending the winters in Florida. Few could spin a yarn better than Heinie; his story telling is nearly legendary!

    Henry is survived by his wife: Mary Hubert of Kaukauna; two daughters: Laurie Hubert of Fond du Lac and Patty (Mike) Meyer of DePere; a granddaughter: Ashleigh Walls; six sisters-in-law: Sr. Jilene Giordana of Racine; Philomena Skalmusky, Janice (Bob) Hammen, Dolores Giordana, Donna Giordana, and Lorraine Giordana, all of Kaukauna; and five brothers-in-law: Frank (Florence) Giordana, Robert (Pope) Giordana, and Richard (Sally) Giordana, all of Kaukauna; Jim (Sally) Giordana of Kenosha; and Walter Schmidt of Wrightstown. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Mary (Charlie) Wiedenhaupt; a sister-in-law Lucille Schmidt; brothers-in-law Rudy Skalmusky, Emil Giordana, Joe Giordana, and Carl Giordana; and nephews Chuck Giordana and Paul Giordana.

    The memorial funeral liturgy for Heinie will be held at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Jim Lucas officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Tuesday from 2:30 PM until the time of the service.

    The family would like to extend their gratitude to Affinity Hospice, especially Sandy and Gina, for all of their care, concern, and support. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Thank you all so very much.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6200.

Keith Eugene Locy

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Donna Jane Mignon

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Terry L Semrow

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Family 2: Nancy L Grinols

Mary Jean Feeney

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Family: Thomas Locy

Mary E Spinler

F, b. April 21, 1921, d. April 6, 2003

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary E Spinler was born on April 21, 1921 in Owatonna, Steele Co, Minnesota.
  • Marriage: She and Sigmund S Kubat were married on April 13, 1942 in Owatonna, Steele Co, Minnesota.
  • Death: Mary E Spinler died on April 6, 2003, at age 81, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/65S.

Sigmund S Kubat

M, b. February 27, 1921, d. May 8, 2005

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Biography

  • Birth: Sigmund S Kubat was born on February 27, 1921 in Owatonna, Steele Co, Minnesota.
  • Marriage: He and Mary E Spinler were married on April 13, 1942 in Owatonna, Steele Co, Minnesota.
  • Death: Sigmund S Kubat died on May 8, 2005, at age 84, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/65S.
  • Note: Kubat, Sigmund S.

    Sigmund S. Kubat, age 84, of Little Chute, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, at St. Paul Villa, Kaukauna after a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease. He was born February 27, 1921, in Owatonna, Minnesota, son of the late Peter and Frances (Seykora) Kubat. Sigmund married Mary E. Spinler, April 13, 1942, at Sacred Heart Church, Owatonna and she preceded him in death April 6, 2003. He retired from Appleton Papers Locks Mill in March 1984 after working there 37 years.

    He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, the Quarter Century Club and Catholic Foresters. Sigmund enjoyed fishing, playing cards, working in his garden, going on vacations and being outdoors.

    Survivors include his four children: Bob (Barb) Kubat, Darboy Sister Shirley Ann Kubat of the Racine Dominicans, Racine Richard (Carla) Kubat, Little Chute Ron (Yvonne) Kubat, Vandenbroek ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren two sisters: Mary Motz and Margaret (Paul) Rasmussen, both of Owatonna, MN two sisters-in-law: Evelyn Beers and Rose Manderfield and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Herget.

    He was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 60 years three brothers: Edward, Felix and George Kubat and a sister, Agnes Dusek.

    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

    Special thanks to Affinity Visiting Nurse Hospice and all the employees at St. Paul Villa.

    VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME

    & CREMATION SERVICES

    Little Chute 920-788-3321.

Robert Kubat

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Richard Kubat

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Shirley (Sister Shirley Ann) Kubat

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Barbara Krueger

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Family: Robert Kubat

Leonard Pynenberg

M, b. February 23, 1895, d. April 13, 1942

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Family: Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig (b. April 13, 1900, d. July 25, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: Leonard Pynenberg was born on February 23, 1895 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig were married on October 20, 1920 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leonard Pynenberg died on April 13, 1942, at age 47.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/48.

Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig

F, b. April 13, 1900, d. July 25, 1980

Parents

Family 1: Leonard Pynenberg (b. February 23, 1895, d. April 13, 1942)

Family 2: Henry Jansen (b. August 10, 1890, d. June 20, 1949)

Family 3: Frank Gerrits (b. circa 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig was born on April 13, 1900 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Divorce: She and Frank Gerrits were divorced.
  • Marriage: Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig and Leonard Pynenberg were married on October 20, 1920 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig and Henry Jansen were married on May 9, 1945 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig and Frank Gerrits were married on April 15, 1950.
  • Death: Mary Josephine (Mayme) Ludwig died on July 25, 1980, at age 80, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/48.
  • Note: Mrs. Henry (Mary) Jansen
    (Mayme Pynenberg)
    517 Margaret St., Combined Locks
    Age 80, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday. She was born April 13, 1900, in Kaukauna. She was a member of St. John's Catholic church, St. Elizabeth's Society, the Little Chute Golden Agers, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William (Rita) Geurts, Kaukauna; three sons: Richard, Combined Locks; Gerald and leighon, both of Little Chute; two sisters: Mrs. Lee (Margaret) Randerson, Appleton; Mrs. Helen Anderson, Arizona; two brothers: Jerome Ludwig, Kaukauna; Sylvester Ludwig, Appleton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Melbourne (Dorothy) Frank, Kaukauna; two stepsons: Harold P. and James Jansen, both of Little Chute; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Pynenberg and Henry Jansen; four sisters; and three brothers. Due to renovation of St. John's Catholic Church, the funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday from St. Paul's Catholic Church, Combined Locks, with the Rev. Richard Klingeisen officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. There will be a St. Elizabeth Society and Golden Agers rosary at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and a parish prayers service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Melissa Ann Bain

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Family: Terry Joseph Brockman