Little Chute Historical Society

www.littlechutehistory.org

Person Page 2,733

Terry Joseph Brockman

M

Parents

Family: Melissa Ann Bain

Nancy Lee Pynenberg

F

Parents

Larry James Novak

M

Parents

Richard Peter Pynenberg

M, b. April 24, 1948, d. November 14, 2016

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Peter Pynenberg was born on April 24, 1948 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 14, 2016, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: The good Lord said, “Well done, good and faithful servant, you lived with diabetes for 55 years and endured 9 years of dialysis.”

    Rick was a gentle, kind follower of Jesus. He prayed to the Blessed Mother daily, he knew she would lead him to her son, Jesus.

    Richard Peter Pynenberg Jr. entered heaven on November 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Rick had lived a beautiful life. He was sent from heaven in 1948 to Rich and Ann (Lamers) Pynenberg. Born and raised in Little Chute, and schooled at St. John’s. Later he moved to Combined Locks, and graduated from Kimberly High School. He continued his education in Ohio at the National School of Meat Cutting in 1968, of which he was so proud, there he graduated at the top of his class.

    He went on to marry his earth angel, Cindy (Vosters) Pynenberg, and was blessed with four strong sons, and a beautiful daughter. John Richard, (Kari) Pynenberg, Reedsburg. Scott Richard, (Nicole) Pynenberg, Freedom. Mark Richard (Becky) Pynenberg, Freedom. Chad Richard (Jodie) Pynenberg, Freedom. Jill Marie, (William) Pynenberg, Waupun. With that came 14 angels (our grandchildren) Emma, Abby, Ian, Zac, little angel Zoey (that grandpa prayed so hard for.) (2 angel boys that have already greeted him in heaven) Devon, Dane, Brooklyn, Brett, Cody, Xander and Griffon. (Jennifer Pynenberg-daughter-in-law).

    Rick is survived by his siblings Mary (Bill) Timmers, Jim (Bev) Pynenberg, Tom (Be Alford) Pynenberg, Mike (Connie) Pynenberg, Cindy (Bob) Wolf, Lenny (Laurie) Pynenberg, David (Wanna) Pynenberg, Nancy (Larry) Novak. He is also survived by his in laws Sue (Gary) Van Nuland, Sally (Jack) Driscoll, Diann (Jeff) Hietpas, Debbie (Dave) Johnson, Mary (Dennis) Brennan.

    The grandchildren brought laughter, tears of joy, and a will for grandpa to keep trucking along. He was a prayer giant in our family, loved going to Mass, and receiving the Eucharist.

    Rick worked at various supermarkets, but a favorite was Doering’s Super Value, where he worked for 12 years. He taught meat cutting at Fox Valley Tech for 10 years. He touched many lives, and always tried to walk in Jesus’s footsteps. He loved the beauty of the outdoors, and in 1985, he started Apple Creek Orchard. We have been so blessed, many times over with bountiful harvests. The bright, red, shiny apples have brought us many smiles and prideful tears. Rick then built a little apple store and filled it with his apples, and his loving warm smile that his customers surely enjoyed.

    He always loved life, and lived every day as a gift from God. Words he loved “God is good all the time, all the time, God is good.” God’s word says, “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

    A Mass of Christian Burial for Rick will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, with Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be at St. Nicholas Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    Rick, we as a family will hold strong, walk as you walked, with gentleness, kindness, and prayerfulness. Love you so much, we will be watching for your signs.

    Rest in Peace, Sweet Love.

Cindy Ann Vosters

F

Parents

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

James John Pynenberg

M

Parents

Beverly Sue Kemp

F

Parents

Thomas Paul Pynenberg

M

Parents

Michael Joseph Pynenberg

M

Parents

Constance Ann Hennes

F

Parents

Robert Kuehne

M, b. February 3, 1866, d. January 8, 1952

Family: Alvina Wagner (b. October 23, 1878, d. October 1, 1924)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Kuehne was born on February 3, 1866 in Greenville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 8, 1952, at age 85.

Leighon N Pynenberg

M, b. August 13, 1938, d. October 27, 2005

Parents

Family: Linda Lou Dorn (b. February 9, 1942, d. January 5, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Leighon N Pynenberg was born on August 13, 1938 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Linda Lou Dorn were married on October 24, 1961 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leighon N Pynenberg died on October 27, 2005, at age 67.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/83/3-4.
  • Note: October 30, 2005

    Pynenberg, Leighon Sr. Leighon, Pynenberg Sr., 67, Little Chute, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Thurs., Oct. 27, 2005. He was born August 13, 1938 in Little Chute to the late Leonard and Mayme (Ludwig) Pynenberg. Leighon married Linda Dorn in Little Chute October 24, 1961 and she preceded him in death on January 5, 2001. Leighon was employed at Rich's Bakery in Appleton until his retirement. He enjoyed playing cribbage with Nancy, trips on weekends to the Northforest Campground and was an avid Packers fan. Leighon is survived by, his children, Leighon (Lori) Pynenberg Jr., Town of Center; Jeff (Renee) Pynenberg, Little Chute; JoAnne (Chuck) Springstroh, Freedom; Pam (Donny) Van Denzen, Little Chute; seven grandchildren, Mikey Schneiderwendt, Brandon Springstroh, Christopher, Morgan and Carter Pynenberg, Amber and Dustin Van Denzen; one step-grandson, Jesse Springstroh; a sister, Blanche Pynenberg, Little Chute; sisters-in-law, Marion Elmer; Evonne (Jim) Holcombe; Lynn (Edmund) Mueller; Peggy Mueller; Marlene (Allen) Mueller and a brother-in-law, Larry (Delores) Dorn. He is further survived by, numerous nieces and nephews. Leighon was preceded in death by, his wife; parents; sister, Rita Geurts; brothers, Jerry and Rich (Ann) Pynenberg. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. Monday until the time of mass. VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES Little Chute 788-3321.

Rita Sarah Pynenberg

F, b. March 27, 1931, d. September 7, 2004

Parents

Family: William George (Lefty) Geurts (b. May 12, 1928, d. March 11, 2015)

St John High School Yearbook 1949

Biography

  • Birth: Rita Sarah Pynenberg was born on March 27, 1931 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William George (Lefty) Geurts were married on October 22, 1949 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rita Sarah Pynenberg died on September 7, 2004, at age 73, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Rita Sarah Geurts, age 73, of Kaukauna, died peacefully at her home Tuesday, September 7, 2004 with her family by her side. Rita was born on March 27, 1931 in Little chute to Leonard and Mayme Pynenberg. Rita loved spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards. She was especially a great crocheter.
    Survivors include her children: Lori (Ed) Wojtowicz, Kaukauna; Lisa (Scott) Secor, Kaukauna; and Terry Geurts, (Special friend Karen), Darboy; Rita's grandchildren: Kevin (Annie), Brian, Shaw, Tony Geurts; Crystal Geurts; Marcus and Matthew Wojtowicz; Ashley and Travis Secor; her brother, Leighon Pynenberg; her sister-in-law, Blanche Pynenberg; and step-brothers, Jim and Pat Jansen.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Michael and Dennis; brothers, Gerald and Richard; sisters-in-law, Ann and Linda Pynenberg.
    Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2004 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute with Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the church. A memorial fund has been established.
    A special thank-you is extended out to all the relatives and friends for their care and concern.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1949.

Willard Pynenberg

M, b. August 17, 1958, d. August 17, 1958

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Willard Pynenberg was born on August 17, 1958.
  • Death: He died on August 17, 1958, at age 0.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/30.

Lucille Hattie Pynenberg

F, b. September 2, 1921, d. January 26, 1922

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Lucille Hattie Pynenberg was born on September 2, 1921.
  • Death: She died on January 26, 1922, at age 0.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.

Cindy Unknown

F

Cornelius Adrian Vandenberg

M, b. October 8, 1888, d. March 22, 1971

Parents

Family: Anna VandenHeuvel (b. June 3, 1889, d. August 11, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Cornelius Adrian Vandenberg was born on October 8, 1888 in Rosmalen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Anna VandenHeuvel were married on April 29, 1913 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Cornelius Adrian Vandenberg died on March 22, 1971, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Anna VandenHeuvel

F, b. June 3, 1889, d. August 11, 1979

Parents

Family: Cornelius Adrian Vandenberg (b. October 8, 1888, d. March 22, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna VandenHeuvel was born on June 3, 1889 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Cornelius Adrian Vandenberg were married on April 29, 1913 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna VandenHeuvel died on August 11, 1979, at age 90, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mrs. Cornelius A. Vandenberg
    (Anna Vanden Heuvel)
    230 Mills Stl, Little Chute
    Age 90, died Saturday p.m. after an extended illness. She was born June 3, 1889 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She had lived in Appleton most of her life. Mr. and Mrs. Vandenberg operated the Vandenberg Greenhouses in Appleton from 1929 to 1954. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic church. Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Ed (Betty) Wickert, Appleton; Mrs. Norbert (Janet) Verstegen, Little Chute, where Mrs. Vandenberg made her home of late; and Mrs. Walter (Adele) Manteuffel, Menasha; three sons: John A., Los Altos, California; Anthony J. (Tony), Cocoa Beach, Florida; and Paul P., Appleton; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. The complete funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Chruch, with the Rev. Karl Buresh officiating. Interment will be in ST. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brettschneider-Trettin Funeral Home, and after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday until the cortege leaves for the church. The prayer service will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Janet Catherine Vandenberg

F, b. October 3, 1923, d. April 9, 2003

Parents

Family: Norbert R ("Popye Verstegen") Verstegen (b. May 24, 1917, d. September 2, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Janet Catherine Vandenberg was born on October 3, 1923 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Norbert R ("Popye Verstegen") Verstegen were married in May 1953.
  • Death: Janet Catherine Vandenberg died on April 9, 2003, at age 79.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Adele Mary VandenBerg

F, b. March 24, 1927, d. March 7, 1996

Parents

Family 1: Paul F Abendroth (b. October 9, 1923, d. December 25, 1970)

Family 2: Walter M Manteuffel (b. October 23, 1908, d. January 18, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Adele Mary VandenBerg was born on March 24, 1927 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Paul F Abendroth were married on August 7, 1947.
  • Marriage: Adele Mary VandenBerg and Walter M Manteuffel were married on May 3, 1973.
  • Death: Adele Mary VandenBerg died on March 7, 1996, at age 68.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

John Anthony Vandenberg

M, b. August 23, 1914, d. October 25, 1999

Parents

Family: Mary Unknown

Biography

  • Birth: John Anthony Vandenberg was born on August 23, 1914 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 25, 1999, at age 85.

Anthony Joseph Vandenberg

M, b. January 24, 1917, d. January 29, 2003

Parents

Family: Pat Unknown

Biography

  • Birth: Anthony Joseph Vandenberg was born on January 24, 1917 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 29, 2003, at age 86, in Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co, Florida.

Cecilia Verhoeven

F

Parents

Paul F Abendroth

M, b. October 9, 1923, d. December 25, 1970

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Paul F Abendroth was born on October 9, 1923.
  • Marriage: He and Adele Mary VandenBerg were married on August 7, 1947.
  • Death: Paul F Abendroth died on December 25, 1970, at age 47.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Walter M Manteuffel

M, b. October 23, 1908, d. January 18, 1985

Family 1: Bernice Flood (b. January 20, 1918, d. April 26, 1972)

Family 2: Adele Mary VandenBerg (b. March 24, 1927, d. March 7, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter M Manteuffel was born on October 23, 1908 in Cheyenne, Laramie Co, Wyoming.
  • Marriage: He and Adele Mary VandenBerg were married on May 3, 1973.
  • Death: Walter M Manteuffel died on January 18, 1985, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.