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Mark J Schmalz

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Debra Schmalz

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Paula Marie Schmalz

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Michael John Schmalz

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Biography

  • Birth: Michael John Schmalz was born on October 1, 1958 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 5, 2008, at age 49.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: September 7, 2008

    Schmalz, Michael John
    Michael John Schmalz born Oct. 1, 1958, in Appleton, Wis., enjoyed a life well lived for Christ until Friday Sept. 5, 2008, when cancer overtook his body, but not his spirit. He was born to Darwin Lawrence and Johanna Catherine (Evers) Schmalz. He grew up in Kaukauna with six siblings whom he loved dearly. Mark (Sue) Schmalz, Debbie (Dave) Maier, Cheri (Glen) Sprangers, Paula (Dave) Mayer, Scott (Carla) Schmalz and Julie(Paul) Moderson. He spent his childhood years on the landscaping farm his dad owned and operated on VandenBroeck Road. Mike played football in high school for Kaukauna till 1976 when he graduated, and he has loved the sport since. Though he followed his dad's passion for the Chicago Bears, he enjoyed the banter about football with his many Packers friends. At the age of 19, Mike had a life changing experience with Jesus Christ and committed his life to living for Him. A few years later, Mike met the love of his life, Penny Lynne Vanderlois at a church campground meeting and married her exactly one year to the day of their first date. They were married on June 20, 1981. The great accomplishments of Mike's life will live on in many ways, but the one he is proudest of are his three beautiful "babies" as he so fondly called them. Although his children have grown to be capable young adults, he always referred to them as his babies; Levi John was his first born, Luke Michael his second, and Brooke Catherine Lois his third child. These children brought immeasurable joy to his life. Mike loved his wife Penny with a passion, and did whatever he could to make her dreams come true. Thus they traveled often across the globe to many destinations; including the Caribbean Islands, Jamaica, Hawaii, Mexico, Guatemala, Ireland, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and many other places. Several of these trips were for missions purposes. Mike built homes as a hobby and a way to help other people and churches. As a result, the Schmalz family moved seven times in ten years, upgrading their duplexes and homes each time. Mike's passion, second only to his love for his wife and children, was building a church. Not just the building, but the people. Mike and Penny began the adventure of a life in ministry shortly after they were married when Mike was 23 and Penny was 19. Together they taught many home Bible studies to families across the Fox Cities. Additionally, they also counseled people with addictions and marriage problems and helped people get on their feet financially. Mike completed his studies in theology through Indiana Bible College earning his Master's degree in theology and received his ministerial credentials through the United Pentecostal Church International.
    In 1983, Mike built and founded Apostolic Truth Church in Little Chute. The church grew and needed a building addition before moving to 2720 Kesting Ct. in Appleton in 1995. The congregation continued to grow and went through many transitions including the appointment of Rev. Aaron and Heather Soto as co-pastors in January 2007. Many friendships were forged through Mike's 25 years of service. Many people became dear friends and partnered with Pastor Schmalz's vision. Mike baptized, counseled, helped, married and buried not only Apostolic Truth Church members, but anyone who asked. Because of his great desire to serve God and see new churches planted in cities all across Wisconsin, he was voted to be the state Home Missions Director. He carried out his duties not only with administrative and financial skill, but with wisdom and passion for over 20 years. Pastor Schmalz is loved and missed by not only his church family, but many young ministers across the state.
    A word from Penny:
    Pastor Aaron and Heather Soto have been solid friends and helpers throughout this cancer ordeal. The Apostolic Truth Church family, state and nationwide ministers have offered unbelievable amounts of support, prayer and help. Mike and our family have been humbled by the outpouring of love that was displayed. It would be impossible to thank everyone adequately for all they have done, and we can only pray blessings be returned to the many people who have been so kind to us. I wish to especially thank our hospice nurse, Rachel, for her many kind words and gentle care of Mike.
    The one thing that Mike would want remembered is this: God is good and no matter what, the greatest life is the Christian life!
    A funeral service for Pastor Schmalz will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Apostolic Truth Church, (2720 Kesting Court, Appleton). Visitation for Pastor Schmalz will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the church; visitation will continue on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Pastor Schmalz will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.
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  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1976.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Scott Stewart Schmalz

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

David Maier

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Jeremy Toombs

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Frank J Balgie

M, b. March 1, 1875, d. February 1, 1958

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Family: Louise Reinhart (b. May 9, 1883, d. September 25, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank J Balgie was born on March 1, 1875 in Waukesha, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 1, 1958, at age 82.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Louise Reinhart

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Family: Frank J Balgie (b. March 1, 1875, d. February 1, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Reinhart was born on May 9, 1883 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 25, 1962, at age 79.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Barbara Ann Balgie

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St John High School Yearbook 1966

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  • Birth: Barbara Ann Balgie was born on February 20, 1948 in Waukegan, Lake Co, Illinois.
  • Marriage: She was married on February 22, 1969 in Oscoda, Iosco Co, Michigan.
  • Death: She died on October 26, 2013, at age 65.
  • Note: Barbara A. Howerton, age 65, of Little Chute, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born on February 20, 1948, in Waukegan, Illinois, daughter of the late Paul and Rhea Balgie. Barb's greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was the quintessential grandmother to her grandchildren and loved spoiling them.

    Barb is survived by her husband of 44 years, Ambers Howerton, and her little 4 legged girl Lizzy; her three sons: Curt (Laurie) Howerton, Mike (Christi) Howerton and Rob "Howie" (Erica) Howerton; five grandchildren: Brady, Ava, Sabrina, Noah and Alayna and many grand pups and kitties. Barb is further survived by her siblings: Carl (Nancy) Balgie, Jim (Denise) Balgie and Mary (Mike) Frank; her Godmother, Doris Vosters; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass.

    Barb's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Appleton Medical Center for their wonderful care given to Barb.

    Barb was a great person and will be truly missed by her family.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1966.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Carl Frank Balgie

M, b. January 10, 1950, d. February 7, 2017

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  • Birth: Carl Frank Balgie was born on January 10, 1950 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on August 24, 1974 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 7, 2017, at age 67.
  • Note: Carl F. Balgie, age 67, passed away as quietly as he lived on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Carl was born on January 10, 1950 to Paul and Rhea (Hammen) Balgie. He married Nancy Miller on August 24, 1974 and raised two wonderful sons whom he loved and was proud of. Carl worked at Thilmany until the time of his illness.

    Carl played ball for Joyce and Tuggy’s in his younger years and then in the “Old Guys League” for Verbetens Bar. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his love of hunting with his sons and grandsons and also with John, Chad and Stacie. Carl also enjoyed fishing especially with his grandson, Hunter. He enjoyed discussing cars and mechanics with his grandson Alex. He was so proud of Alex’s achievements at the N.A.S.C.A.R. Technical Institute in North Carolina. Carl was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be truly missed.

    He is survived by his wife Nancy, his sons, Matthew (Lee) and Christopher (Stacie); his grandsons, Alexander, Hunter and Andrew; his brother, Jim (Denise) Balgie and their son’s Troy and Ben; his sister, Mary (Mike) Frank; his brother-in-law, Van Howerton and son’s, Kurt (Lori), Mike (Christy) and Robbie Howerton. Carl is further survived by his sister’s-in-law and their children, Susan Kendrick, Bonnie (John) Cruz, and Patricia (Otto) Jaeger; his brother’s-in-law and their children, Jack (Vicki) Miller, Charles (Rose) Miller, Timothy (Karen) Miller, and Michael Miller. He is also survived by his step-bothers, Lyle and Cliff and step-sisters, Sandy, Lynn, Sherry, Donna and Carla.

    Carl was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barb Howerton; his father and mother-in-law; brothers-in-law, Clifford J. Miller and Claude Kendrick, and his step-mother, Marie.

    Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    The Balgie family wishes to thank all of Carl’s caregivers and Hospice workers at Cherry Meadows and The Heritage. They were all wonderful and treated Carl with respect and dignity. This was especially important to his wife. Carl’s family would also like to thank their family members for their help and support throughout his illness. A special thank you goes out to friends Cherie and Colin Plaster and to Richard and Anne Van Handel. We couldn’t ask for better friends and neighbors. Also a special thank you to Troy Beck our Thrivent agent who guided and supported us along the way.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

James William Balgie

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

Mary Lou Balgie

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

Ambers (Van) Howerton

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Family: Barbara Ann Balgie (b. February 20, 1948, d. October 26, 2013)

Nancy Lou Miller

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Family: Carl Frank Balgie (b. January 10, 1950, d. February 7, 2017)

Deborah Hinkens

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Michael John Frank

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Anthony Kobussen

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Paul Lee Kobussen

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Family: Amy Keller

Thomas Kobussen

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Timothy Kobussen

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Mary Jo Kobussen

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Ann Kobussen

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Family: James Pappas

Fumiko Unknown

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