Little Chute Historical Society

www.littlechutehistory.org

Person Page 2,912

Diane Calaway

F

Parents

Family 2: William L VanHandel (b. May 30, 1959, d. March 31, 1981)

Robert M Calaway

M, b. June 26, 1929, d. February 11, 2008

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Robert M Calaway was born on June 26, 1929 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Arlene Johanna Ambrosius were married on May 17, 1949.
  • Death: Robert M Calaway died on February 11, 2008, at age 78, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 12, 2008

    Calaway, Robert M.
    Robert M. Calaway, Freedom, age 78, passed away on February 11, 2008, at St. Paul's Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 23, 1929, to Frank and Katherine Calaway in De Pere. He worked for Fort Howard Paper Mill and then farmed for many years in West De Pere before moving his family to the new farm in the Town of Oneida. Bob also sold and distributed Vigortone Feeds. Bob enjoyed spending his free time fishing, playing cards, and making everyone laugh, especially his grandchildren.

    Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Arlene (Ambrosius), 11 children and 40 grandchildren: Ralph (Gloria) and their children Brian, Vicki and Robby; Mike (Janet) and their children Kim and Scott; Bill (Sandy) and their children Bill, Jr., Kelly and Jessie; Barb Hooper and her children Tom, Kevin and Jenny; Jean (Greg) Van Handel and their children Jamie, Tami, Craig, Nick, Charlie and Sara; Diane (Tom) Van Groll and their children Mike, Joe, Carrie, Danny and Stephani; Lisa (Ray) Bosshart and their children Stephen and Katie, Nancy (Greg) Van Handel and their children Christy, David, Stacie and Gary; Karen (Jeff) Ruffing and their children Jeff, Jr., Joe, Ben and Molly, Peggy (Tim) Lehrer and their children Kayla, Brandon, Ryan and Corin; Jeff (Vicky) and their children Alex, Amber, Riley and Cassidy. Bob is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren. In addition, Bob is survived by five brothers and sisters: Patricia Goffard, Ann (Carl) Vander Linden, Jim (Diane), Louise (Don) Miske, Paul (Nancy); as well as sister-in-laws: Mary, Grace, Sally and Bonnie Calaway. Bob is also survived by Arlene's family: Nell Manders, Jerry (Joanie) Ambrosius; as well as a brother-in-law: Servanus Vandenberg.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Francis, Pete, Mark and Pat, and a sister, Clara Calaway, as well as a son-in-law, Bill Van Handel. Also preceded in death by brother and sister-in-laws: Bob Goffard, Gene Manders, Ervin and Gladys Ambrosius, Marian and Joe Williams, Fran and Art VandeHei, Jane VandenBerg, Lorraine and Elmer Green, and Don and Helen Ambrosius.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday February 14, 2008, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, N4088 County Trunk E, Freedom, with Fr. David Hoffman officiating. Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. concluding the evening, and again directly at church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow Bob's Service in the Parish Cemetery. Boettcher Funeral Home, Kaukauna, is in charge of arrangements. 920-766-2099

    The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the St. Paul's Home, and especially the staff of Poppy Path for their dedicated and loving care.

    "The journey was long, good times and bad, but your faith got you through it.

    We will miss you Dad."

    In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted for the Alzheimer's Association.

Arlene Johanna Ambrosius

F, b. October 14, 1928, d. March 26, 2011

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Arlene Johanna Ambrosius was born on October 14, 1928 in Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert M Calaway were married on May 17, 1949.
  • Death: Arlene Johanna Ambrosius died on March 26, 2011, at age 82, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Arlene J. Calaway, 82, Freedom, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2011, at St. Paul's Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 14, 1928, to Joseph and Anna (Ebben) Ambrosius in De Pere. She married the love of her life, Bob Calaway, on May 17, 1949. Together they raised their happy, and sometimes rambunctious, 11 children.

    Arlene and Bob first lived and farmed in the West De Pere area. In 1969, they moved to the Freedom area, where they continued to farm and raise their family on County Road EE. Mom was an inspiration to all in her baking, cooking and crafting skills as anyone who has received a Christmas tree skirt from her can attest to. Arlene was a devoted Christian and attended Mass regularly.

    Arlene is survived by her 11 children, 40 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, Ralph (Gloria) and their children, Brian (Lori), Vicki (Paul) Leisgang and Robby (Jenna); Mike (Janet) and their children, Kim and Scott; Bill (Sandy) and their children, Bill, Jr., Kelly (Greg) Ohme and Jessie (Rich) Steenwyk; Barb Hooper and her children, Tom (Niki), Kevin (Kate) and Jenny; Jean (Greg) Van Handel and their children, Jamie (Shaena), Tami (Clay) Veldt, Craig (Leah), Nick (Megan), Charlie and Sara; Diane (Tom) Van Groll and their children, Mike (Indira), Joe, Carrie, Danny (Lizzie) and Stephani; Lisa (Ray) Bosshart and their children, Stephen and Katie; Nancy (Greg) Van Handel and their children, Christy, Dave, Stacie and Gary; Karen (Jeff) Ruffing and their children, Jeff, Jr., Joe, Ben and Molly; Peggy (Tim) Lehrer and their children, Kayla, Brandon, Ryan and Corin; Jeff (Vicky) and their children, Alex, Amber, Riley and Cassidy. Arlene is also survived by one sister, Nell Manders; and one brother, Jerry (Joanie) Ambrosius; as well as Bob's family, Patricia Goffard, Ann (Carl) Vander Linden, Jim (Dianne), Paul (Nancy), Grace, Sally and Bonnie Calaway. She is also survived by her close friend and cousin, Irene Smith.

    She was preceded in death by her loving husband, parents, brothers, sisters and in-laws, Ervin (Gladys) and Don (Helen) Ambrosius, Marion (Joe) Willems, Frances (Art) VandeHei, Gene Manders, Jane (Servanius) Vandenberg and Lorraine (Elmer) Green; as well as one son-in-law, Bill Van Handel. She was also, preceded in death by brother and sisters-in-law, Francis (Mary), Pete, Mark, Clara and Pat Calaway, Bob Goffard and Louise (Don) Miske.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, with Father Dave Hoffman officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna, from 4 to 8 p.m. with the parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will immediately follow the services at the parish cemetery. Boettcher Funeral Home, Kaukauna, is in charge of arrangements, 920-766-2099.

    The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to St. Paul's Home for their dedicated and loving care.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted for a Memorial at St. Paul's Home in Arlene's name.

    Mom, your love showed us the way for everything we are today. You set us straight and set us free and that is what "Mom" means to me. We love you and will miss you always. Give Dad a hug from all of us.

Stephani Ann VanGroll

F

Parents

Larry R Smith

M, b. September 27, 1943, d. June 3, 2005

Parents

Family: Judith Ann Babauta

Biography

  • Birth: Larry R Smith was born on September 27, 1943 in St Louis, St Louis Co, Missouri.
  • Death: He died on June 3, 2005, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/12/46.
  • Note: Smith, Larry R.

    Larry R. Smith, 61, of Little Chute, died Friday, June 3, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. He was born September 27, 1943 in St. Louis, Mo., son of Paul W. and Helen Marie (Ball) Smith. Larry married Judith A. Babauta November 11, 1965 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. Larry was employed by Roundy's for 13 years and Gulf Stream Aerospace where he retired in 2003. He was an avid hunter for many years, enjoyed golfing with his sons and especially enjoyed traveling with his family. Mr. Smith served his county in the U.S. Army reserves. Larry was passionate about his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

    Larry is survived by his wife, Judy, three sons: Chris (Laura) Smith, Todd Smith, Eric (Melissa) Smith all of Little Chute; four grandchildren: Kadie and Ashley Smith, Makayla and Dayne Smith; sister and brother: Lynda Smith, Illinois; Kenny (Darleen) Smith, Appleton; Cindy (Bill) Terry, Kaukauna; a brother -in-law, David (Tina) Babauta, Appleton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Serafin "Pete" (Margaret) Babauta; brother Paul "Sonny" (Lynn) Smith; sister, Carolyn Elmer.

    Funeral Services will be held at 11am Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm Monday at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute and from 10 am to 10:30 am Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of the flowers a memorial has been established.

    Verkuilen Funeral Home & Cremation Services

    Little Chute 788-3321.
  • Note: Larry R. Smith was born on September 27, 1943 in St Louis Missouri. His parents
    were Helen Marie (Ball) Smith and Paul D. Smith. He had 5 siblings: Carolyn,
    Paul (Sonny), Lynda, Kenneth, Cynthia. They all grew up in Decatur, Illinois
    and moved to Little Chute, Wisconsin in 1960. He graduated from Kimberly High
    School. He served in the Army Reserves for four years from 1965 - 1970.

    Larry R. Smith married Judy Ann Babauta on November 11,1965. They were
    married for 39 years. They had three children. Chris, my dad, was the oldest. He
    was born on May 11,1966. Next came Todd. Todd was born on March 13,1971.
    Eric was the last to be born on November 17, 1975.

    My grandpa worked for Roundys for 13 years. He was a truck driver. He then
    went to the airport where he did shipping and receiving for Gulf Stream. He
    retired from Gulf Stream in 2002.

    Larry Smith raised his family in Little Chute and died June 2, 2004 at St. Elizabeth
    HospItal. He died from complications of lung cancer.

    My grandpa used to go to his grandmother's for the summer. When they would misbehave, his Grandma would go grab a big stick and spank them until they behaved.

    Ashley Smith, 2010.

Judith Ann Babauta

F

Parents

Family: Larry R Smith (b. September 27, 1943, d. June 3, 2005)

Christopher Robert Smith

M

Parents

Laura Lynn Hacker

F

Parents

Kadie Lynn Smith

F

Parents

Robert L Hacker

M

Parents

Family: Janet L Kitzman (b. July 4, 1935, d. July 8, 2013)

Janet L Kitzman

F, b. July 4, 1935, d. July 8, 2013

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Janet L Kitzman was born on July 4, 1935 in Scandanavia, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 8, 2013, at age 78.
  • Note: Janet L. Hacker, 78, of Tavares, Fla., formerly of Wisconsin, journeyed into the arms of the Lord on Monday, July 8, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 4, 1935, in Scandinavia, Wis., to the late Richard and Emma (Swenson) Kitzman and graduated from Marion High School in 1952. Janet was united in marriage to Robert L. Hacker on July 3rd 1954 and recently celebrated their 59th anniversary. Janet worked many jobs in the early years the most important being mother to her and Robert's six children. She retired as head teller of the former Valley Bank in Menasha, Wis. Janet and Robert's happiest years of retirement were spent in the Wisconsin North woods at Island Lake in Hurley, Wis. Eventually the long, snowy Wisconsin winters prompted them to move to Tavares, Fla., where Janet lived out the remainder of her years with Robert always at her side. They were both active in the faith community of Adventure Christian Church, Tavares, where Janet worked in the church's thrift store. In addition to Robert, Janet is survived by her loving children, Jeanne (Nathan) Beyer, Menasha, Wis.; Robert (Nancy) Hacker, Kaukauna, Wis.; Kathy (Bruce) Meyer, Manawa, Wis.; Laura (Chris) Smith, Little Chute, Wis.; and Lisa (Michael) DeMent, New London, Wis. She is further survived by a brother, John "Jack" (Norma) Kitzman, Sun City, Fla.; sister, JoAnn Zeorn of Weyauwega, Wis.; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her loving son, Donald (surviving wife, Katrina).

    A memorial service will be held for Janet on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory in Marion, Wis., with Rev. Brian Crocker officiating.

    Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. An online guestbook can be foiund at www.eberhardtstevenson.com. A memorial service was held in Tavares, Fla., on July 10, 2013, at the Adventure Christian Church. The family would like to thank her Florida friends for all their love and support, especially in the recent months.

    Janet's family would like to thank her Oncologist, Dr. Hussein, the ICU staff at Waterman Hospital, and the Hospice team at Cornerstone, Tavares, Fla., for the compassionate care delivered to Janet during her final days.

Dann Norbert Pynenberg

M

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jenny Marie VanLinn

F

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joseph Edward VanLinn

M, b. April 6, 1936, d. May 5, 2007

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Edward VanLinn was born on April 6, 1936 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 5, 2007, at age 71.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 8, 2007

    VanLinn, Joseph E. Joseph E. VanLinn, age 71, of Kaukauna, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Kaukauna on April 6, 1936, to the late Henry and Orvena (Jansen) VanLinn. He proudly served in the Army from 1956-58. Joseph married Patricia "Pat" Summers on November 22, 1958, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Kaukauna. He was employed at Thilmany Pulp and Paper and a member of the Quarter Century Club. Shortly after retirement, Joe drove cars for Gustman. He loved the job, and the special people with whom he worked.

    Joseph was a member of St. Aloysius Parish. He was a sports enthusiast who belonged to the Kaukauna Quarter Back Club and was a member of the Kaukauna High School Hall of Fame. As a proud grandfather, Joe especially loved attending Andrea's basketball games in Chippewa Falls, coaching Alec's baseball team, and cherishing his fishing trips to Canada with Sam. Kaitlyn will always be his "Snicklefriz." Joe was an avid golfer. He enjoyed the company of his buddies as well as the game.

    Joseph is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia; his daughters: Karen (Steve) Idso, Chippewa Falls and Jenny (Dann) Pynenberg, Little Chute; seven grandchildren: Erik and Andrea Larson, Alec, Sam and Kaitlyn Pynenberg, Stephanie (Jeff) Kohnen and Sunny (Doug) Custer; brothers: Rick (Marcella) and Jim VanLinn; and sisters and brothers-in-law: Maryann VandeYacht, Dolores (Bob) Besaw, Phyllis (Pat) Stumpf, Pauline (Maynard) Krueger, Tom (Bonnie) Summers and Judy (Robert) Wurdinger. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Jake (Bea) VanLinn; his father and mother-in-law, Walter and Esther Summers; and a brother-in-law, Roy VandeYacht.

    The Funeral Mass will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at St. Aloysius Parish (2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna). Visitation will start at 2 p.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday directly at church. Committal at St. Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

    The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Timothy Goggins and his staff at Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology - Madison Center for their genuine kindness, sincere empathy and exceptional care.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL SERVICES

    2020 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-759-2951.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1955.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Patricia Florence Summers

F

Parents

Family: Joseph Edward VanLinn (b. April 6, 1936, d. May 5, 2007)

Alec Joseph Pynenberg

M

Parents

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

John Robedeaux

M

Parents

Judith Robinson

F

Parents

Nicholas Rudy Hermus

M

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Patricia Jo Hammen

F

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Gary Joseph Aman

M

Parents

John Mike Aman

M, b. June 17, 1931, d. May 4, 2011

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John Mike Aman was born on June 17, 1931 in Gardner, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Death: He died on May 4, 2011, at age 79.
  • Note: John M. Aman, age 79, of Kaukauna, died unexpectedly on May 4, 2011. He was born on June 17, 1931, in Holmes Township, Michigan, the son of the late Mike and Anna (Mathias) Aman. John married Sharon Arnold on October 25, 1958, in Powers, Michigan.

    John was a loving husband, proud Dad and an amazing Grandpa. One of his greatest joys was attending his grandchildren's many sporting events and musical endeavors. He also enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Michigan with his family. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and relaxing by the campfire with his family. He was an avid reader of non-fiction, a frequent visitor of the Kaukauna Library. During John's younger years, he was an outstanding first baseman and signed with the Boston Red Sox Minor League. John proudly served our country in the Korean War from 1948 to 1952. He was a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post #258, of Little Chute. He was the President of the Kaukauna Credit Union for 23 years and retired in 1993.

    John was a member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church for over 40 years and served as Treasurer for many years.

    John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon; two daughters, Vicki Aman (special friend, Paul Reese), and Jan (Jim) Hietpas; two sons, Paul (Paula) Aman, and Gary (Patty) Aman. John's greatest joys in his life were his six grandchildren, Kinleigh and Lydia Hietpas, Nicholas and Ryan Aman, and Katie and Haley Aman. John is further survived by his two brothers, Bill Aman, Michael (Margie) Aman; three sisters, Genevieve Mueller, Lorraine (Miron) Drum, and Betty (Robert) Klitzke; and an uncle; Vincent Aman. John is further survived by five brothers-in-law, Glenn Arnold, Edward (Yvonne) Arnold, Douglas (Dorothy) Arnold, Phillip (Janie) Arnold, and Robert (June) Arnold; three sisters-in-law, Joan (William) Daniels, Mary (Tony) Larsen, and Eunice Arnold. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

    John was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Edward Mueller, and Sharon's parents (Ida and William Arnold), brothers- and sisters-in-law Orville Arnold, Bill and Donna Arnold, Joe Arnold, Verna and Bill Nelsen, Betty and Howard Lacosse.

    Memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday May 7, 2011, at ST. LUKE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 705 Greenfield Drive, Little Chute, with Rev. Ronald Szep officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Military honors will be provided by Jacob Coppus American Legion post #258. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

    Dad, you were such an inspiration to us in your kind and gentle way. You taught us to love and respect nature and to take time to enjoy the little things in life. You are at peace now and we will hold you in our hearts forever.

    Grandpa, you were always there to cheer us on in everything we did. Your encouragement and loving words inspired us to chase after our dreams. We will cherish the time we shared and love you always.

    Fargo Funeral Home

    400 W. Wisconsin Ave

    Kaukauna, WI

    920-766-6200

    Online condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Note: My Grandpa John was always really funny. He always made goofy faces and made us laugh. Whenever we went up to the cabin, he let me ride the 3-wheeler and it was a lot of fun.
    One time I took my friend, Olivia, to our cabin and my grandpa made us each a bench. He took out a bunch of old paint and we painted them with all different colors and designs. They were so cool and we ended up with paint all over our clothes. My grandpa died last year and I still have my bench in my bedroom. I miss my grandpa and will always keep my bench to remember the good times we had together.
    Haley Aman, 2011.

Sharon Arnold

F

Parents

Family: John Mike Aman (b. June 17, 1931, d. May 4, 2011)