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Carol Unknown

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Jacquelyn C Bongers

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

Michael Bongers

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

Gregory Dan Bongers

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

Maria Schmidt

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Christopher Schmidt

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Family: Jenna Cops

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Charles Schmidt

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Sam Schmidt

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Phyllis (Molly) Zornow

F, b. December 19, 1920, d. June 2, 2004

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Biography

  • Birth: Phyllis (Molly) Zornow was born on December 19, 1920 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 2, 2004, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Roy Nelson

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Family: Phyllis (Molly) Zornow (b. December 19, 1920, d. June 2, 2004)

Marian Zornow

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Family 1: Gerald Fox

Family 2: Robert VanGroll (b. April 5, 1922, d. March 16, 1976)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robert VanGroll

M, b. April 5, 1922, d. March 16, 1976

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Biography

  • Birth: Robert VanGroll was born on April 5, 1922.
  • Death: He died on March 16, 1976, at age 53.

Margaret Blanche Schmidt

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William Joseph Schmidt

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Biography

  • Birth: William Joseph Schmidt was born on August 13, 1937 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 10, 1970.
  • Death: He died on February 5, 2017, at age 79.
  • Note: William "Bill" Joseph Schmidt of Kaukauna, Wisconsin died peacefully early Sunday morning, February 5th, 2017, after a short and difficult illness. He was only 79 years old.

    Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Anne (Kaufmann) Schmidt and his three children and spouses, Sarah Schmidt and Todd McCarthy of Wilmette, IL; Andrew and Lyssa Schmidt of Appleton, WI, and Maggie Schmidt and Ken Danila of Newton, MA. He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren - Shana, Aidan, Dawson, Will, Miles, Callie, Harry, Laney, Olive, Forrest, Walter and Ferghus. He was the seventh of eight children born to Albert and Margaret Schmidt of Kaukauna, WI and the first to die. He is survived by his beloved brothers and sisters and their spouses, Art & Gladys Schmidt, Ray & LaVerne Schmidt, Helen Lenz, Mary Ann Austin, Ellie and Marv Hietpas, Margie and Ed Mentzer and Florence and Mike McKenna. He was loved by dozens of nieces and nephews, their spouses, children and grandchildren -- too many to name. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, and three of his siblings' spouses, Iggy Lenz, Carol "Tweet" Schmidt and Frank Austin.

    Bill was born at home across from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kaukauna, WI on August 13, 1937. He was adored by his sisters and mentored by his brothers. He spent his childhood playing in his neighborhood, working with his father and brothers and pestering his sisters. He remained friends to the very end with several kindergarten and elementary school friends. He loved being outdoors and working with his hands. He grew up hunting and fishing with his dad. He loved his mother's cinnamon rolls and applesauce. He lived with his parents until he met the great love of his life, Barbara.

    On December 22nd, 1969, thanks to the matchmaking skills of Fr. Bernie Timmers, Bill called Barbara and went over to try the chocolate chip cookies she was making for her students. They fell in love and married on June 10th, 1970. He knew she was the one after their first official date because he could talk with her about anything. Children quickly followed. Their first, William Albert, died shortly after birth in 1971 and was never forgotten.

    Bill was not unlike most men of his age and generation in that he was a very hard worker. Beginning in junior high he worked side-by-side with his father and brothers. He painted fences, washed trucks, dug holes, shined shoes, cracked hickory nuts and did whatever else was asked of him. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1955. In 1961, he joined the National Guard, spending one year at Fort Lewis in Washington State. He came home and joined his brothers Art and Ray in their business, Schmidt Brothers Oil Company, delivering home heating oil. Schmidt Brothers Oil became Schmidt Oil when their father Albert joined them in the business. The business grew and today is known as U.S. Venture, Inc. Bill was proud to have managed the Truck Garage, Lubricants and Petroleum Equipment Divisions and Waste Oil Recycling Facility. Throughout his career he served on many Boards and mentored countless young entrepreneurs. In 1986, he launched the U.S. Oil Open. Known today as the U.S. Venture Open, it remained his passion until his death. He remained an active member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation.

    Nothing was more important to Bill than helping those in need. He followed the example of his parents, who tirelessly gave of themselves to people who were hurting. And while he raised millions of dollars to help those in poverty, he also spent countless hours in his workshop making toy trains. He gave hundreds of brightly colored trains to children he knew and loved, but was most passionate about sending his trains to children in need. As he learned of kids who were sick, struggling and grieving, he consistently sent a train. Bill had a big heart. He was guided by a strong faith, kneeling by his bedside every night in prayer.

    His family and friends will remember his potato fries and long, slow boat rides. He loved to sit by the fire pit on the shores of Lake Kawaguesaga. He enjoyed playing golf on Thursdays, but card games with friends even more. He loved a clean car and a mowed lawn. He wore his children's college sweatshirts with pride. He loved a project, especially in his woodshop. Whether it be a pile of wood to stack, a stone path to lay or a leaf pile to burn, Bill stayed busy. He loved a party and a family sing-a-long; beef roast, cheese curds and banana cream pie.

    Bill's death leaves a very big hole that will never be filled.

    In his memory and in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs to help celebrate what might have the most important work of his life.

    Friends and family are invited to gather at St. Mary's Catholic Church (119 West 7th Street, Kaukauna, Wisconsin) starting at 4:00 pm on Friday, February 10th and concluding with a prayer service at 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at 9:00 am on Saturday, February 11th followed by the funeral liturgy at 10:30 am.

    For more information or to share a memory of Bill, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1955.

Barbara Anne Kaufman

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Family: William Joseph Schmidt (b. August 13, 1937, d. February 5, 2017)

Florence Catherine Schmidt

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Michael Francis McKenna

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John Edward Zornow

M, b. May 28, 1930, d. May 21, 1997

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Family: Margaret M Vermeern (b. August 23, 1929, d. December 12, 2011)

St John High School Yearbook 1947 (Class of 48)
St John High School Yearbook 1948

Biography

  • Birth: John Edward Zornow was born on May 28, 1930 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret M Vermeern were married on August 19, 1950 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Edward Zornow died on May 21, 1997, at age 66, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/9/51.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1948.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Rose Campbell

F, b. October 29, 1885, d. January 25, 1982

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Family: James Michael Early (b. May 6, 1878, d. 1953)

Biography

  • Birth: Rose Campbell was born on October 29, 1885.
  • Death: She died on January 25, 1982, at age 96.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Askeaton, Wisconsin.

William VanLinn

M, b. September 10, 1886, d. May 1978

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Family: Anita Thom (b. circa 1886)

Biography

  • Birth: William VanLinn was born on September 10, 1886.
  • Death: He died in May 1978, at age 91, in Austin, Travis Co, Texas.

John Albert Jansen

M, b. March 26, 1882, d. January 11, 1947

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Family: Elizabeth Servaes (b. March 16, 1886, d. July 25, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: John Albert Jansen was born on March 26, 1882 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on March 26, 1882 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Servaes were married on February 1, 1922.
  • Death: John Albert Jansen died on January 11, 1947, at age 64, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Unknown Unmarked.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Elizabeth Servaes

F, b. March 16, 1886, d. July 25, 1973

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Family 1: Cornelius Hammen (b. April 12, 1886, d. March 24, 1920)

Family 2: John Albert Jansen (b. March 26, 1882, d. January 11, 1947)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Servaes was born on March 16, 1886 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on March 16, 1886 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Cornelius Hammen were married on November 5, 1907 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Servaes and John Albert Jansen were married on February 1, 1922.
  • Death: Elizabeth Servaes died on July 25, 1973, at age 87.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/17.

John H Jansen

M, b. November 7, 1925, d. August 25, 2003

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Family: Shirley M Werner (b. March 15, 1928, d. September 2, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: John H Jansen was born on November 7, 1925 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Shirley M Werner were married on June 22, 1973.
  • Death: John H Jansen died on August 25, 2003, at age 77, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: John H. Jansen ‘Spooner’ Age 77, of Appleton, passed away at Franciscan Care Center on August 25, 2003 after a short illness with cancer. John was born to the late John and Elizabeth (Servaes) Jansen in Little Chute on November 7, 1925. He entered the U.S. Army National Guard in 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1955. John worked at Pierce Manufacturing for 48 years, welding and completing the fire trucks. On June 22, 1973 John married Shirley (Werner) Hintz and they enjoyed over 30 years together. Spooner's interests included: hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching football, especially the Packers. He also enjoyed spending time with his pets.

    Survivors include his wife, Shirley; sister, Harriet Steger, Kimberly; step children: Terry (Gloria) Scheer, CA, Betty Van Den Broek, Kaukauna, Robert (Sherry) Hintz, Hortonville, and Norman Hintz Jr., Appleton; grandchildren: Carrie (Keith) Sampson, MO, Tom Scheer, Nebraska, Matthew Van Den Broek, MN, Andy and Shaya Hintz, Hortonville. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, 12 brothers and sisters, and a son-in-law, Gary Van Den Broek.

    Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 7:00 PM at the funeral home, with Pastor Jerry Hubert officiating. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM until the time of services. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. A memorial fund is being established.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Michael Michalski

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Family: Amy Unknown