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Michaela Lee Pisinger

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

Joseph Charles Deering

M, b. March 5, 1905, d. November 30, 2002

Parents

Family: Mary Matilda Bongers (b. June 20, 1906, d. October 24, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Charles Deering was born on March 5, 1905 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Matilda Bongers were married on November 20, 1929 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Charles Deering died on November 30, 2002, at age 97, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 97, died on Saturday evening, November 30, 2002 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born on March 5, 1905 in Kaukauna the son of the late Gregor and Anna (Hurkman) Deering. On May 20, 1929 he married Mary Bongers in Little Chute. She passed away on October 24, 1998. He owned and operated a dairy farm most of his life in the Kaukauna area, and had been employed at various jobs after he quit farming. Joe was recognized for 75 years of membership with the Catholic Order of Foresters, and was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna.

    He is survived by his daughter Eileen Nackers of Wrightstown, his son Jerry (Mary Kay) Deering of Little Chute, ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, two brothers, four sisters, a son-in-law Albert Nackers, and a daughter-in-law Donna Deering.

    A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna with the Rev. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. A memorial fund is being established.

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Walter Ebben

M, b. September 13, 1902, d. May 9, 1903

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Biography

  • Birth: Walter Ebben was born on September 13, 1902 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 9, 1903, at age 0.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Crescent Obituary

    May, 16, 1903

    Walter Ebben

    Little Chute- The six month old son of Adrian Ebben, died Saturday, and was buried Monday morning.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Wilhelmina VanderLinden

F, b. September 28, 1864, d. May 2, 1923

Parents

Family: Arnold John Bongers (b. July 31, 1861, d. December 10, 1910)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilhelmina VanderLinden was born on September 28, 1864 in Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold John Bongers were married on October 20, 1885 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilhelmina VanderLinden died on May 2, 1923, at age 58, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Henry VanderLinden

M, b. November 11, 1811, d. September 24, 1885

Parents

Family: Antonetta VandenElsen (b. October 29, 1812, d. April 8, 1906)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry VanderLinden was born on November 11, 1811 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Antonetta VandenElsen were married on October 27, 1839 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Henry VanderLinden died on September 24, 1885, at age 73, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried on September 26, 1885 in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/5/7.

Antonetta VandenElsen

F, b. October 29, 1812, d. April 8, 1906

Parents

Family: Henry VanderLinden (b. November 11, 1811, d. September 24, 1885)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonetta VandenElsen was born on October 29, 1812 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Henry VanderLinden were married on October 27, 1839 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Antonetta VandenElsen died on April 8, 1906, at age 93, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Herman Joseph Bongers

M, b. February 8, 1889, d. 1946

Parents

Family: Hattie Scholl (b. April 21, 1893, d. June 27, 1944)

Biography

  • Birth: Herman Joseph Bongers was born on February 8, 1889 in Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on February 10, 1889 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Hattie Scholl were married on November 25, 1915 in St Mary Church, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Herman Joseph Bongers died in 1946, at age ~57.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Robert Bongers

M, b. June 21, 1892, d. April 30, 1958

Parents

Family: Frieda Denstedt (b. July 30, 1891)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Bongers was born on June 21, 1892 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on June 29, 1892 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 30, 1958, at age 65.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ralph H Bongers

M, b. October 29, 1895, d. November 7, 1979

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Biography

  • Birth: Ralph H Bongers was born on October 29, 1895.
  • Death: He died on November 7, 1979, at age 84.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Edward A Bongers

M, b. March 8, 1903, d. May 21, 1959

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Edward A Bongers was born on March 8, 1903 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 21, 1959, at age 56, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Roy E Bongers

M, b. February 6, 1924, d. January 11, 1993

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Biography

  • Birth: Roy E Bongers was born on February 6, 1924 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 11, 1993, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mary Antonette (Mae) Bongers

F, b. January 15, 1891, d. September 4, 1956

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Antonette (Mae) Bongers was born on January 15, 1891 in Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on January 15, 1891 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 4, 1956, at age 65.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Fanny Brouillard

F, b. July 8, 1873, d. October 30, 1949

Parents

Family: Martin Theodore Bongers (b. April 6, 1864, d. January 1901)

Biography

  • Birth: Fanny Brouillard was born on July 8, 1873 in Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on July 9, 1873 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Martin Theodore Bongers were married on January 7, 1892 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Fanny Brouillard died on October 30, 1949, at age 76, in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, California.

George Joseph Bongers

M, b. March 6, 1893

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: George Joseph Bongers was born on March 6, 1893 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Therese Maria Bongers

F, b. October 17, 1894, d. 1900

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Therese Maria Bongers was born on October 17, 1894 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died in 1900, at age ~6.
  • Burial: She was buried on June 2, 1900.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Elizabeth Mary Bongers

F, b. July 15, 1896, d. March 8, 1919

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Mary Bongers was born on July 15, 1896 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 8, 1919, at age 22.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Martin (Dewey) Bongers

M, b. August 17, 1898, d. January 1967

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Martin (Dewey) Bongers was born on August 17, 1898 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in January 1967, at age 68, in Greenville, Mercer Co, Pennsylvania.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Robert Henry Bongers

M, b. October 20, 1902, d. October 21, 1902

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Henry Bongers was born on October 20, 1902 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 21, 1902, at age 0, in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Loretta Dorothy Bongers

F, b. November 29, 1904

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Loretta Dorothy Bongers was born on November 29, 1904 in Mattoon, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Stella Bongers

F, b. circa 1905

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Stella Bongers was born circa 1905.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Beatrice Bongers

F, b. circa 1905

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Beatrice Bongers was born circa 1905.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Robert J Schoenberger

M, b. September 30, 1863, d. January 6, 1950

Family 1: Cornelia Catharina Bongers (b. July 28, 1869, d. December 23, 1895)

Family 2: Rosa Marie Brouillard (b. February 27, 1880, d. January 26, 1961)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert J Schoenberger was born on September 30, 1863 in Switzerland.
  • Marriage: He and Cornelia Catharina Bongers were married in 1891.
  • Marriage: Robert J Schoenberger and Rosa Marie Brouillard were married on August 11, 1903 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Robert J Schoenberger died on January 6, 1950, at age 86, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.

Darwin Lawrence Schmalz

M, b. July 18, 1929, d. May 28, 2015

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Darwin Lawrence Schmalz was born on July 18, 1929 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Catherine Evers were married on May 29, 1948 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Darwin Lawrence Schmalz died on May 28, 2015, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Darwin Lawrence Schmalz, 85, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning at his home in Freedom, WI. In the end, cancer wore down his body, but never his sharp mind and strong spirit. Darwin was born July 18th, 1929 in Appleton, WI a son to Ralph and Marie (Heinz) Schmalz. He grew up in the Neenah/Menasha area and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1947. The following year he married the love of his life, Joan Catherine Evers from Little Chute on May 29, 1948 at St. John's Catholic Church in Little Chute. The young couple had 7 children, which Darwin worked hard to provide for and was so very proud of. He took fathering his children seriously and he taught them a strong work ethic and deep morals not only with his words but by his actions. Darwin did whatever he could to provide for his family. He started out as a salesman, selling welders, watches, and he even raised chickens for a time. Darwin worked at Appleton Coated and developed friendships and alliances that lasted decades from his time there. In 1955 he began D.L. Schmalz Landscaping. He was the sole owner/operator of this business for 36 years, putting in long hours and much hard work. Darwin was a shrewd and wise businessman and investor. He could be strict and even stubborn in his ways, but always honest and fair. During the winter, Darwin would sell Christmas trees with his good friend. He would also ice fish to supplement the food and stock the freezer for his family. After retirement in 1991, his son Mike built them their retirement home in Freedom. It was a property that offered refuge to wildlife and the birds, which he loved to feed and watch. Darwin and Joan passed their early retirement years by traveling and taking cruises to foreign countries. When home they enjoyed their membership at Fox Valley Golf Course where they spent many hours on the greens. Weekends were spent at their cottage on Lake Winnebago. Fishing, swimming, entertaining and of course, lots of card playing with friends filled the days. Darwin loved fishing. He was an avid fisherman. He also loved playing cards and his sharp, quick mind made him a skilled player. He took many trips to Canada with good friends to indulge both of his favorite hobbies. His other pastime that brought joy and sometimes frustration was his unwavering devotion to his beloved Bears football team.

    Darwin and Joan were charter members of Fox Valley Christian Fellowship and faithfully attended and supported the church for 19 years. Darwin was a devout prayer warrior. He began each day with his morning devotions and Bible reading. His love for God softened the tough demeanor from his younger days and he never passed up an opportunity to hug the ladies and his friends. He will be remembered for his hugs.

    Darwin is survived by six of his children: Mark (Sue) Schmalz, Debbie (Dave) Maier, Cheri (Glen) Sprangers, Paula (Dave) Mayer, Penny (significant other Keith)Schmalz, Scott (Carla) Schmalz, Julie Jo (significant other Bryan)Schmalz; 16 grandchildren: Sara (Rich) Hariman, Eric Schmalz, Jennie (Tony) Burhans, Jesse (significant other Megan) Maier, Mandi (Jeremy) Koskey, Melissa (Bubba) Sandry, Becki (Mike) DeCoster, Ryan (significant other Stacy) Sprangers, Isaac and Alexis Mayer, Levi (Abby) Schmalz, Luke (Crystal) Schmalz, Brooke (Fritz) Croy, Sam, Lexi, Chelsea Schmalz; and 8 great-grandchildren and by in-laws: Clancy Braun, Katie DeWitt and Theresa Martzahl

    In addition to his parents, Darwin was preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan and his son Michael John; his sister Lynn Braun, brother Gene Schmalz, brothers-in-law: Frank, Clete, Marvin and Jim Evers and sisters-in-law: Eileen Parmenter and Marge Fuzzard.

    A funeral service for Darwin will be held at Fox Valley Christian Fellowship, 1200 West Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, WI on Monday June 1st, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation for Darwin will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Darwin will be laid to rest beside his love and wife at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in the name of Darwin Schmalz to a charity for the hungry and homeless in our area. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com 766-2099

    As Darwin would say "Go Bears"

    Darwin's family wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to Affinity Visiting Nurses Hospice Services, especially Ellen and Laurie. Also to Darwin's nurse Michelle. The gentle care of you ladies helped ease the time of his passing.

Johanna Catherine Evers

F, b. October 7, 1929, d. May 20, 2014

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Catherine Evers was born on October 7, 1929 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Darwin Lawrence Schmalz were married on May 29, 1948 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Johanna Catherine Evers died on May 20, 2014, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joan (Jo) Catherine Schmalz, 84, Freedom, passed away very peacefully Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born Oct. 8, 1929 in Little Chute, WI, daughter of the late John & Martina (Wildenberg) Evers. She was united in marriage to Darwin L. Schmalz on May, 29, 1948, at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. Along with her husband Darwin, they owned and operated D.L. Schmalz Lawn & Nursery for 36 years, until retiring in 1991. The business was a dream for self-sufficiency that required hours of dedicated, selfless work and commitment on the part of both Joan & Darwin.

    Jo was a gentle, quiet-spirited woman, who was known to family and friends as a peace maker. Her kindness and unassuming nature was a mark of her personality. Jo was also a determined, hard-worker, who had a stubborn streak that helped her achieve amazing things with a small amount of resources. Jo was a homemaker in the truest sense of the word. Her greatest pursuit in life was being dedicated to building a family. Not just raising her 7 children, but providing a loving environment for them to grow and learn in. She loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her home was a welcoming place that the grandchildren loved to come to for simple treats, homemade games and lots of "grandma lap time".

    Joan and Darwin were charter members of F.V.C.F. and faithfully attended and supported the church for 18 years. Many meaningful friendships were forged through this fellowship.

    Jo is survived by her husband, Darwin, one week short of 66 years; her seven children who held her heart; Mark (Sue) Schmalz, Debbie (Dave) Maier, Cheri (Glen) Sprangers, Paula (Dave) Mayer, Pastor Michael (Penny) Schmalz, Scott (Carla) Schmalz, Julie Jo Schmalz; 16 grandchildren: Sara (Rich) Hariman, Eric Schmalz, Jen (Tony) Burhans, Jesse (special friend Megan) Maier, Mandi (Jeremy) Koskey, Melissa (Bubba) Sandry, Becki (Mike) DeCoster, Ryan (special friend Stacy) Sprangers, Isaac & Alexis Mayer, Levi (Abby) Schmalz, Luke (Crystal) Schmalz, Brooke (Fritz) Croy, Sam, Lexi, Chelsea Schmalz; and 8 great-grandchildren; Devin, Lucas, Cooper, Jadyn, Charlie, Ariah, Penelope, and new baby.

    In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her son, Michael, brothers Frank, Clete, & Marvin, sisters Eileen Parmenter & Marge Fuzzard, brother-in-law Gene Schmalz & sister-in-law Lynn Braun.

    A funeral service for Joan will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Fox Valley Christian Fellowship, 1200 West Kimberly Ave., Kimberly. Visitation for Joan will be held from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church. Joan will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park.

    Joan's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Ministry Home Care, especially to Ellen, for her gentle care of Joan.

    In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in the name of Joan Schmalz for the homeless and hungry people in the area. Envelopes will be available at the church.

    In the endearing words of Darwin, to his lifelong love: "She was a DANDY!"
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena