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Margaret E Hofacker

F, b. April 1, 1943, d. May 16, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Margaret E Hofacker was born on April 1, 1943.
  • Death: She died on May 16, 2013, at age 70.
  • Note: Parker (Hofacker), Margaret "Maggie"

    Margaret "Maggie" Hofacker Parker

    Born April 1, 1943 - passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on May 16, 2013 following a brief illness.

    Margaret was a wife to Bob.

    Mom to: Mary Parker, Freedom, Liz (Rick) Kurey, Appleton, Bobby (girlfriend Toni Miller) Parker, Appleton, Andy (Corrie) Parker, Seymour, Anne (Adam) Hoff, Appleton. Like a mom to: Joe (Amy) Belonger, Ruth Belonger, and Kelly (Larry) VanHandel.

    Grandma Maggie and Nana to: Megan, McKenna, Madison, Nick, Dakota, Josey, Parker, Piper.

    Sister to Francis Hofacker Family (Francis deceased), John Hofacker Family (John deceased), William Hofacker Family (William deceased), Joe Hofacker Family (Joe deceased), Mary (Ed) Hawley (Mary deceased), Ann Hofacker, Catherine (Howard) Belonger Family (Catherine & Howard deceased), Charlotte Belonger, Henry Hofacker Family (Henry deceased), Nick Hofacker Family, Paul Hofacker Family, Tony Hofacker Family.

    Sister-in-law to: Leila (Joe) Becher Family (Joe deceased), John (Hazel) Parker Family (John Deceased), Richard (Pam) Parker Family.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, parents William and Ruth Hofacker, Bob's parents Rawley and Josephine Parker, nephews Bud Hofacker and Tom Becher, niece Krissy Hofacker, great nephew Thomas Parker, great niece Hope Hofacker.

    Visitation will take place at St. Edward Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 3-8pm with a parish prayer service led by Deacon Jeff Hofacker at 8pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at St Edward Catholic Church with visitation from 10am-1pm and mass of Christian burial at 1pm. We express our sincere gratitude to Father Dan Felton, Father Ricardo Basquinez, Father Norman Krutzik, Father Charlie Brooks, Father Willard VanDeLoo, Father Louis Vermeersch, Deacon Jeff Hofacker, Deacon Ray Ambrosious, and Deacon Joe Lehman. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    Her greatest pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. She was "Grandma Maggie" to many children and a mother figure to many. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and was deeply devoted to her parish family, her faith in God, and helping those in need.

    Maggie was granted her wish of having a living wake with the many family and friends who visited her at home throughout the past few weeks.

    In Lieu of flowers, please give your time to the less fortunate and visit the sick and lonely in our hospitals and nursing homes. This is the greatest gift you can give in Maggie's memory.

    Special thanks to the ThedaCare at Home Hospice team and to all of the doctors and nurses who assisted us throughout this time.

    Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    To all of my children and grandchildren…I Love You. GRANDMA, WE LOVE YOU MORE.

Timothy Joseph DeBruin

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William Timothy DeBruin

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Hannah Olivia DeBruin

F, b. May 29, 1997, d. May 29, 1997

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Biography

  • Birth: Hannah Olivia DeBruin was born on May 29, 1997 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 29, 1997, at age 0, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Violet Alice Paschen

F, b. July 2, 1918, d. June 4, 1997

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Biography

  • Birth: Violet Alice Paschen was born on July 2, 1918 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Albert Paalman were married on May 12, 1938 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Violet Alice Paschen died on June 4, 1997, at age 78, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Shawn Colwell

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Family: Amy Verhagen

James W Thyssen

M, b. July 18, 1930, d. June 7, 1997

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

Biography

  • Birth: James W Thyssen was born on July 18, 1930 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 7, 1997, at age 66, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Monday, June 9, 1997

    James W. Thyssen
    Appleton

    Age 66, died unexpectedly, Saturday, June 7, 1997 at Appleton Medical Center. Jim was born on July 18, 1930 in Appleton to the late William and Eleanor [Tilly] Thyssen. He married the former Bernice Melchert on July 11, 1952 in Waukeegan, Illinois. She survives, Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He was employed at Miller Electric for over 40 years, retiring in 1993 as Production Scheduler. Jim loved snowmobiling, boating, hunting, fishing, camping at St. Germain, NAACAR racing and was an avid Packer fan.

    Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Terri [Dan] Laux, Appleton; Sandra [special friend Todd Kagelmann] Thyssen, Appleton; two sons, Gary [Deb] Thyssen, Appleton; Randy [Lori] Thyssen, St. Germaine; six grandchildren, Kristy, Katie, Adam, Amanda, Tyler, Erin; a sister, Carol [Frank] Lichtfuss, Appleton; two brothers in-law, Carl [Ruby] Melchert; and Gib [Marge] Melchert, Appleton.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at Mont Olive Ev. Lutheran Church, Appleton with Rev. Joel Zank officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and again of Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1948.

Bernice C Melchert

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Teri Lynn Thyssen

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Sandra Kathleen Thyssen

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Gary A Thyssen

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Family: Deborah Jane Judkins (b. August 3, 1955, d. March 22, 2015)

Randy J Thyssen

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William Adrians

M, b. December 24, 1870

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Family: Anna Basten (b. circa 1871)

Biography

  • Birth: William Adrians was born on December 24, 1870 in Preble, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Basten were married on May 28, 1895 in Brown County, Wisconsin.

Carol C Thyssen

F, b. May 13, 1934, d. January 26, 2016

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St John High School Yearbook 1952

Biography

  • Birth: Carol C Thyssen was born on May 13, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 26, 2016, at age 81.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Frank Lichtfuss Sr. and Carol (Thyssen) Lichtfuss were married on August 6, 1955 in Appleton, WI. Their love blessed them with 5 children: Bill (Sue), Frank Jr. (Gloria), John (Natalie), Sharon (Michael Hord), and Tony (Amy), along with
    14 grandchildren and 2 (soon to be 3) great-grandchildren. A celebration of their love was held on August 1, 2015 with family. Mom & Dad you've been a great example to all of us and we love you very much! Happy 60th Anniversary!
    Published in the Appleton Post-Crescent on August 2, 2015.
  • Note: Mrs. Carol C. Lichtfuss (Thyssen), age 81, entered into heaven at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, with her loving husband at her side, at Grand Horizons following her bout with Alzheimer's.

    Carol was born on May 11, 1934 in Appleton, where see was a resident all her life. She attended St. John's Catholic High School in Little Chute and graduated in 1953. She was employed by Appleton Specialty Co., Tuttle Press, Art Fair, and Chesapeake Corp. When not at work, Carol did many things to keep herself busy and entertained. She raised 5 children with a great deal of love, she enjoyed playing sheepshead with her lady friends and at family gatherings. Carol enjoyed camping with family, friends, and relatives and taking numerous trips with her husband "Whitey".

    Carol is survived by her husband of 60 years, Frank "Whitey" Lichtfuss Sr., four sons and one daughter: Bill (Sue) Lichtfuss of Hortonville, Frank Jr. (Gloria) Lichtfuss of Berlin, John (Natalie) Lichtfuss of Collierville, TN, Sharon (Michael) Hord of Conyers, GA, and Tony (Amy) Lichtfuss of Neenah, fourteen grandchildren: Bill, Bradley, Erika, Nathan, Jeremiah Lichtfuss, Bryan Lichtfuss, Heather (Paul) Stinson, Libby (Austin) English, Matt Sanders, Robyn Baumstark, Holly Baumstark, Ryan (Andrea) Lichtfuss, Cody and Jake Lichtfuss, three great-grandchildren: Cameron Baumstark, Aubryn and Sebastian Stinson. She is also survived by sister-in-law Bernice Thyssen, Appleton, brother-in-law Bob Lichtfuss, Appleton, and sister-in-law Maggie Diener of Oshkosh.

    Carol was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eleanor (Tilly) Thyssen, her brother James Thyssen, brother-in-law's Herman Diener, Ken (Worm) Lichtfuss, sister-in-law's Arlene Lichtfuss, Marian (Weisiple) Lichtfuss, and grandson Aaron Lichtfuss.

    The Funeral Liturgy for Carol, celebrating her new life in Heaven, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1825 N. McDonald St. with Father Gerald Falk officiating. Visitation will be at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St. on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and again at CHURCH on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or Asera Care Hospice in Carol's memory.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1952.

Harold P ("Hipe Jansen") Jansen

M, b. March 27, 1913, d. August 25, 1992

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Family: Bernadette L Rabedeaux (b. November 14, 1913, d. April 23, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Harold P ("Hipe Jansen") Jansen was born on March 27, 1913 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bernadette L Rabedeaux were married on November 27, 1934.
  • Death: Harold P ("Hipe Jansen") Jansen died on August 25, 1992, at age 79, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/68N.
  • Note: Harold Jansen
    "Hipe"
    1201 Garfield Ave, Little Chute
    Age 79. Doed at 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 1992. He was born on March 28, 1913 in Little Chute, the son of the late Henry and Rella Jansen: He had married Bernadette "Berna" Robedeaux on November 27, 1934. He had worked for the Appleton Papers Locks Mill prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church; Appleton Papers Quarter Century Club and a former member of St. John Cemetery Association. Hipe's hobbies were carpentry, golf arid bowling. Survivors include three daughters and their children: Suzanne and
    Tom Kasten and Kelly, Oshkosh; Pamela and Joe Jansen and Ryan, Little Chute; Rebecca Jansen and friend Bob Bast and Autum, Kaukauna; a son, Harold Jr. "Biff' and Rie Ann Jansen and Andrea and Kurt, Wrightstown; a son-in-law, Jim and Mary Fox and Charles and . Michael, Kaukauna; two great-grandchildren: Jason and Stephanie Fox; a sister, Dorothy Frank, Kaukauna; a brother, James and Pat Jansen, Little Chute; a sister-in-law, Sister Mary Gabriel Robedeaux, Wheaton, lllinois; three step-brothers and a- step-sister: Richard and Ann Pynenberg, Little Chute; Leighon and Linda Pynenberg, Little Chute; Mrs. Gerald (Blanche) Pynenberg, Little Chute; Rita Geurts, Kaukauna. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadette on April 23, 1988; a daughter, Nancy Fox, a son-in-law Terry. Schuh, a step-brother, Gerald Pynenberg, a granddaughter, Jacqueline Kasten. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 28, 1992 from St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. John Doerfler officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 until 9 p.m. on_Thursday and from 9:30-a.m. Friday until the time of the services. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. Thursday.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bernadette L Rabedeaux

F, b. November 14, 1913, d. April 23, 1988

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Family: Harold P ("Hipe Jansen") Jansen (b. March 27, 1913, d. August 25, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernadette L Rabedeaux was born on November 14, 1913 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Harold P ("Hipe Jansen") Jansen were married on November 27, 1934.
  • Death: Bernadette L Rabedeaux died on April 23, 1988, at age 74, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/68N.

Rebecca A Jansen

F, b. January 17, 1957, d. June 9, 1997

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  • Birth: Rebecca A Jansen was born on January 17, 1957.
  • Death: She died on June 9, 1997, at age 40, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/68N.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ryan Jansen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Suzanne M Jansen

F, b. December 24, 1937, d. November 5, 2011

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Family: Thomas P Kasten (b. August 6, 1939, d. September 12, 2016)

St John High School Yearbook 1956

Biography

  • Birth: Suzanne M Jansen was born on December 24, 1937.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas P Kasten were married on October 29, 1960.
  • Death: Suzanne M Jansen died on November 5, 2011, at age 73, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/74.
  • Note: Suzanne M. Kasten, 73, Oshkosh, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Evergreen in Oshkosh. Born on Dec. 24, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Harold (Hipe) and Bernadette Jansen. Suzanne graduated from St. John's High School in Little Chute in 1955.

    On Oct. 29, 1960, she was united in marriage to Tom Kasten. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, reading, and meeting with her Bunko friends. Suzanne worked 23 years at Fleet Farm in Oshkosh until the time of her illness.

    Suzanne is survived by her husband of 51 years, Tom; one daughter, Kelly Kasten; two grandsons, Donavon and Carson Schraa; sister Pam (Joe) Jansen, Little Chute; brother, Harold Jr. (Rie-ann) Jansen, Wrightstown; brother-in-law, Jim (Gina) Kasten, Lakeside, Calif.; and numerous nieces and

    nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jacqueline; her parents, sisters, Nancy Fox and Becky Jansen, and members of Tom's family.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in the Fiss & Bills-Poklasny Funeral Home, 865 S. Westhaven Dr. in Oshkosh from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. William Van DeKreeke officiating. Suzanne, you will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Fiss & Bills-Poklasny Funeral Home and Crematory of Oshkosh. (920)235-1170. www.fissbillspoklasny.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on November 7, 2011.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1956.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Thomas P Kasten

M, b. August 6, 1939, d. September 12, 2016

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Family: Suzanne M Jansen (b. December 24, 1937, d. November 5, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas P Kasten was born on August 6, 1939 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Suzanne M Jansen were married on October 29, 1960.
  • Death: Thomas P Kasten died on September 12, 2016, at age 77.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/74.
  • Note: Thomas P. Kasten, 77, of Oshkosh, passed away unexpectedly on September 12 at a local hospital. He was born August 6,1939 in Appleton. Tom was the son of the late Raymond and Mabel (Westphal) Kasten. He married Suzanne Jansen on October 29, 1960. Tom was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Oshkosh. He was a graduate of Appleton West High School, class of 1957. Tom retired as a pressman from American National Can Company in Neenah. He served in the U.S. Army from July 1962-July 1964, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Tom had the privilege of participating as a Military Police in the State Funeral Plan for the late President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963.

    Tom's favorite past-time included fishing on Lake Winnebago and watching sports including the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Nascar. He had the fortune to attend the famous "Ice Bowl" game in 1967 in Green Bay. He had many friends at the Physically Challenged Program at Mercy Medical Center of which he attended faithfully. Tom also enjoyed spending time with his grandsons Donavon and Carson.

    Tom is survived by is daughter Kelly Kasten and grandchildren Donavon and Carson Schraa, all of Oshkosh; brother Jim (Gina) Kasten, Lakeside, CA; sister-in-law Pam (Joe) Jansen, Little Chute; brother-in-law Harold Jr. (Rie-ann) Jansen, Wrightstown and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Suzanne; infant daughter, Jacqueline; sister and brother-in-law Vivian and Gib Relien, brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Germanine (Tiny) Kasten; father and mother-in-law Harold (Hipe) and Bernadette Jansen; sisters-in-law Nancy (Jansen) Fox and Becky Jansen; brother-in-law Terry Schuh; and nephew Michael Kasten.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11 am at Bethlehem Ev. Lutheran Church at 1206 Ontario Street. Oshkosh, WI 54901. Rev. Paul Lidtke will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9 am until the time of service. Military rites will be conducted following the service at church. Private committal services will be held at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Little Chute, WI.

    The family would like to thank the paramedics, the staff of Mercy Medical Center, and Cheryl Brehmer, Deputy Coroner for their efforts and compassion.

    Tom will be greatly missed by his family and friends (but not by the fish in Lake Winnebago)!!