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Fabian M Arnoldussen

M, b. February 21, 1928, d. February 18, 2017

Parents

Family: Irene Martha (Iris) McCabe (b. September 19, 1926, d. January 15, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Fabian M Arnoldussen was born on February 21, 1928 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Irene Martha (Iris) McCabe were married on September 8, 1948 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Fabian M Arnoldussen died on February 18, 2017, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Stephensville (Northport), Wisconsin.
  • Note: Fabian M. Arnoldussen, age 88, of Wrightstown, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 with his family at his side. The son of the late George and Julia Arnoldussen was born February 21, 1928 in Wrightstown. He married Iris M. McCabe on September 9, 1948 at Holy Cross Church in Kaukauna, and she preceded him in death on January 15, 2004. Fabian spend his career with Thilmany, working as a pipefitter for over 40 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and visiting the cottage on Waube Lake.

    Surviving are his daughters: Gail (Ted) Coenen and Jill (Chuck) Martin; grandchildren: Craig (Susan) Coenen, Connie (Tim) Mathys, Rochelle (Mike) Salinas, Amber (Nick) Franda and Chase Martin; great-grandchildren: Izabelle and Izaak Eppinger, Teddy and Johnny Coenen, Miles, Max and Mia Salinas, Kolin, Brayden and Sadie Franda; a brother Mike Arnoldussen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Pat Grady, Bob Weyenberg, Loretta Arnoldussen and Pat (Mike) Milton; as well as nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

    In addition to his wife, Iris, and parents, Fabian was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Bertrand Arnoldussen, Juline Grady, Florus Weyenberg and Hilary Arnoldussen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Shirley (Omar) Hietpas, Joyce (Jim) Wenzel and Cletus Milton.

    Family and friends may visit at St. Clare Catholic Parish- St. Paul Site, Wrightstown, on Wednesday, February 22, from 9:30am until 10:45am. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00am with the Rev. Brian Wideman officiating. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences at www.cotterfuneralhome.com

    Our family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Wyndemere Assisted Living for their loving care, and also to the very caring staff at Heartland Hospice.

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 20, 2017.

Maria Cornelissen

F, b. July 18, 1867, d. August 12, 1948

Parents

Family: Bernard Welhuis (b. December 21, 1863, d. November 22, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Cornelissen was born on July 18, 1867 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Bernard Welhuis were married on September 20, 1887 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Maria Cornelissen died on August 12, 1948, at age 81.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Mary Heinz

F, b. May 26, 1873, d. July 1891

Parents

Family: John Henry Welhouse (b. February 27, 1866, d. August 1, 1918)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Heinz was born on May 26, 1873 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Henry Welhouse were married in 1891.
  • Death: Mary Heinz died in July 1891, at age 18, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: A Fatal Accident - Little Chute Kermiss closed with a death. The semi annual Kermiss which closed at Little Chute Monday night ended with a fatality and the village,, which had been filled with a merry crowd all day, was soon mantled with gloom. About 6:30 in the afternoon the party of seven climbed into a light three seated wagon and started for Kimberly at a lively gait. While descending the hill which leads to the Little Chute drawbridge one of the bolts which fastened the tongue to the wagon dropped out allowing the poll to fall. This so frighten the horses and they commenced to gallop downhill. Unable to turn at the bottom of a hill the wagon crashed sideways into the bridge railing knocking off two wheels and dumping all the occupants into the lock. Cries for help brought assistance and after considerable time all but Mrs. John Welhouse were rescued, this lady was drowned. The accident is a very sad one as Mrs. Welhouse is a young lady and only six weeks ago was united in marriage to Mr. John Welhouse.

Josina Maria (Frances) VanEewijk

F, b. August 6, 1878, d. April 19, 1935

Parents

Family 1: Peter Jan Wittenberg (b. January 26, 1877, d. June 13, 1911)

Family 2: John Henry Welhouse (b. February 27, 1866, d. August 1, 1918)

Family 3: Theodore Nienhaus (b. November 24, 1880, d. February 28, 1948)

Biography

  • Birth: Josina Maria (Frances) VanEewijk was born on August 6, 1878 in Oss, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Jan Wittenberg were married on January 26, 1900 in Oss, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Josina Maria (Frances) VanEewijk and John Henry Welhouse were married on October 25, 1911 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Josina Maria (Frances) VanEewijk and Theodore Nienhaus were married on April 11, 1923.
  • Death: Josina Maria (Frances) VanEewijk died on April 19, 1935, at age 56, in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/1/27.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1908.

Johanna Maria (Mary) Welhuis

F, b. March 9, 1869, d. January 7, 1963

Parents

Family 1: Fred (Heup) Yelg (b. circa 1870)

Family 2: August Heinz (b. August 8, 1867, d. February 10, 1935)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Maria (Mary) Welhuis was born on March 9, 1869 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on March 14, 1869 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 7, 1963, at age 93, in Saratoga, Saratoga Co, New York.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mrs. August Heinz (Mary) 35 Church St., Saratoga Springs, New York, formerly of 135 Taylor St., Kaukauna.

    Age 94, passed away at 9 p.m. Monday after a one week illness, at the home of her son with whom she lived for the past 4 years. She was born March 9, 1868 in Kimberly. Mrs. Heinz is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elmer VanGompel, Alabama; Mrs. William Lucassen, Portage, Wis.; four sons, John, Appleton; Charles, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Henry, Kaukauna; William , Florida; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grand-children. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna after 2 p.m. Thursday. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

August Heinz

M, b. August 8, 1867, d. February 10, 1935

Parents

Family: Johanna Maria (Mary) Welhuis (b. March 9, 1869, d. January 7, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: August Heinz was born on August 8, 1867.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on August 11, 1867 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 10, 1935, at age 67.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mary McCann

F, b. July 15, 1825, d. December 12, 1900

Parents

Family: Bernard Boyle (b. 1820, d. December 21, 1891)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary McCann was born on July 15, 1825 in New Jersey.
  • Marriage: She and Bernard Boyle were married on December 3, 1846 in Dungannon, Columbia Co, Ohio.
  • Death: Mary McCann died on December 12, 1900, at age 75, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Johanna Maria Welhouse

F, b. June 9, 1883, d. April 1978

Parents

Family: Joseph Klein (b. April 1883, d. 1956)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Maria Welhouse was born on June 9, 1883 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on June 10, 1883 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Klein were married on February 28, 1905 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Johanna Maria Welhouse died in April 1978, at age 94, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Joseph Klein

M, b. April 1883, d. 1956

Parents

Family: Johanna Maria Welhouse (b. June 9, 1883, d. April 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Klein was born in April 1883 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Maria Welhouse were married on February 28, 1905 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Klein died in 1956, at age ~73.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

John Joseph Welhouse

M, b. September 7, 1884, d. December 12, 1978

Parents

Family: Harriet Sternagel (b. August 12, 1885, d. October 1, 1969)

Biography

  • Birth: John Joseph Welhouse was born on September 7, 1884 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on September 7, 1884 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 12, 1978, at age 94.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent
    Services Friday
    At Appleton for
    John H. Welhouse
    December 12, 1978

    John H. Welhouse, Sr., 94, Route 4, Appleton a resident of the Town of Buchanan all of his life, died Tuesday evening, December 12.

    He was a director of the Speel School serving as treasurer and was an original stockholder of the Kimberly State Bank. He was a retired honorary member of the Town of Buchanan Fire Department and a charter member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Court No. 132.

    He was born September 7, 1884, in the Town of Buchanan.

    Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Henry (Viola) Woyak, Mrs. Elmer (Frances) Helms and Mrs. Leo (Julia) Vande Voort all of Appleton and Mrs. George (Rosella) Miller of Kimberly; two sons, Joseph and John J. Welhouse both of Appleton; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie, two sisters, and one brother.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Appleton with the Rev. Robert Gulig officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton.

    Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, Kimberly after 3 p.m. today (Thursday). There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Harriet Sternagel

F, b. August 12, 1885, d. October 1, 1969

Family: John Joseph Welhouse (b. September 7, 1884, d. December 12, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Harriet Sternagel was born on August 12, 1885.
  • Death: She died on October 1, 1969, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Antone Welhouse

M, b. November 20, 1885, d. November 30, 1915

Parents

Family: Anna Jansen (b. December 12, 1890, d. May 16, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Antone Welhouse was born on November 20, 1885 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Jansen were married on October 12, 1909 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Antone Welhouse died on November 30, 1915, at age 30.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Jansen

F, b. December 12, 1890, d. May 16, 1942

Parents

Family 1: Antone Welhouse (b. November 20, 1885, d. November 30, 1915)

Family 2: Antonius Benedictus VanHimbergen (b. December 17, 1890, d. July 9, 1926)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Jansen was born on December 12, 1890.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on December 12, 1890 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Antone Welhouse were married on October 12, 1909 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Jansen died on May 16, 1942, at age 51.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Agnes Welhouse

F, b. October 1899

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Welhouse was born in October 1899.

Francis Welhouse

M, b. circa 1897

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Francis Welhouse was born circa 1897.
  • Death: He died in as youth.

Edward Klein

M, b. circa 1908

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Klein was born circa 1908 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Sherman M Klein

M, b. August 24, 1905, d. August 15, 1982

Parents

Family: Erma Kolgen (b. April 21, 1908, d. September 17, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Sherman M Klein was born on August 24, 1905 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Erma Kolgen were married on June 11, 1930 in Dale, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sherman M Klein died on August 15, 1982, at age 76.

Julia N Welhouse

F, b. April 20, 1918, d. July 27, 1996

Parents

Family 1: John R Jansen (b. December 26, 1914, d. April 8, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Julia N Welhouse was born on April 20, 1918 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Leo S VandeVoort were married on June 28, 1941.
  • Death: Julia N Welhouse died on July 27, 1996, at age 78, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Carol VanDyke

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Parents

Viola T Welhouse

F, b. January 5, 1913, d. April 8, 2010

Parents

Family: Henry T Woyak (b. November 23, 1916, d. October 13, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Viola T Welhouse was born on January 5, 1913 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry T Woyak were married on November 27, 1937 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Viola T Welhouse died on April 8, 2010, at age 97, in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 11, 2010


    Woyak, Viola T.


    Viola T. Woyak, 97, Appleton, passed away with her family at her side on Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Oakridge Gardens, Menasha. She was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Kimberly, the daughter of the late John and Harriet (Sternagel) Welhouse. Viola married Henry Woyak on Nov. 27, 1937.

    She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, fishing and cooking for her family and grandchildren. Viola was a member of the Golden Agers of Kimberly, and the Monday afternoon Ladies Card Club. Viola and Henry were members of St. Mary Catholic Church, Menasha, since their marriage.

    She is survived by her children, Theresa (Bob) Quella, Appleton; Barb Godeck, Menasha; Ken (Gail) Woyak, Little Chute; grandchildren, Steve (Lori) Quella, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sharon Quella, Sun Prairie; Sue (Tom) Tengowski, Green Bay; Jeff (Lisa) Gietman, Ukiah, Calif.; Brian (Erica) Godeck, Neenah; Tom (Stephany) Woyak, Appleton; and Tiffany Woyak, Madison; nine great-grandchildren; sons-in-law, John Gietman, Somis, Calif.; and James Godeck, New London; sisters, Rosella Miller, Kimberly; and Frances (Elmer) Helms, Appleton; sisters-in-law, Alice (Bob) Erdman, Neenah; Irene Kain, Neenah; Marcine Last, Appleton; and Mabel Welhouse, Appleton. Viola is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Woyak; daughter, Janet Gietman; brothers, John, Jr. (Evelyn) and Joseph Welhouse; sister, Julia Vande Voort; grandson, James Godeck, Jr.; granddaughter, Bonnie (Godeck) Longsine; and great-grandson, Joshua Longsine.

    The funeral liturgy for Viola will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 2010, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 528 Second Street, Menasha. Father Paul Radetski will be officiating. Inurnment will take place at the parish cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    Wichmann Funeral Home

    Tri-County Chapel

    3212 S. Oneida Street

    Menasha 920-831-9905

    Online Condolences:

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Henry T Woyak

M, b. November 23, 1916, d. October 13, 1996

Parents

Family: Viola T Welhouse (b. January 5, 1913, d. April 8, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry T Woyak was born on November 23, 1916 in Stevens Point, Portage Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Viola T Welhouse were married on November 27, 1937 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry T Woyak died on October 13, 1996, at age 79, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Rosella A Welhouse

F, b. September 22, 1914, d. October 2, 2013

Parents

Family: George A Miller (b. December 14, 1904, d. March 2, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosella A Welhouse was born on September 22, 1914.
  • Marriage: She and George A Miller were married on July 27, 1946.
  • Death: Rosella A Welhouse died on October 2, 2013, at age 99.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Rosella A. Miller

    Rosella Miller, 99, Kimberly, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The former Rosella Welhouse was born on September 22, 1914 to John and Hattie (Sternagle) Welhouse. On July 27, 1946 she married George Miller and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1985. She was a long time member of Holy Name Catholic Church, the Ladies of Holy Name Mission Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 60 of Kimberly. Rosella was also a member of The Golden Agers for 38 years. She was employed at Woolworth for many years

    She is survived by one sister Frances Helms, Appleton; two sons: James Miller, Kimberly; Richard (special friend Carol Gerhartz) Miller, Darboy; one daughter Mary Ann (Reg) Behrends, Drummond, Wisconsin; step-son: Ronald (Mariko) Miller, Texas; Grandchildren: Seth Behrends, Rochester Minnesota; Kize (Jennifer) Behrends, Chicago; Mark Miller, Chicago; step-grandchildren: David (Joyce) Van Gompel, Madison; Alan (Mary) Van Gompel, Darboy; Jane (Tom) Prouse, Kimberly; June (Steve) Subert, Combined Locks; Daniel (Kathy) Miller, Okinawa; Virginia (Chris) Steffes, Green Bay; great-grandchild: Lillian Rose Behrends, Chicago; step-great-grandchildren: Mike and Chad Van Gompel, Little Chute; Todd and Michael Nechodom; Amanda Subert, Combined Locks; Nicole (Shawn) Levinson, Appleton; Daniel Miller, Jr.; Joey Miller; Easton Miller; Texas; sister-in-law Mabel Welhouse, Appleton as well as many other relatives and friends

    She was preceded in death by her husband George; son, William Miller; step-son Bob Miller step-daughter Ruth Van Gompel; daughter-in-law Peggy Miller; step-daughter-in-law: Audrey Miller; brothers: Joseph Welhouse; John (Bernice) Welhouse; sisters: Julia (Leo) Vande Voort; Viola Wayak; brother-in-law Elmer Helms; and 2 grandsons: Kevin Nechodom and Edward Miller.

    There will be a funeral service for Rosella on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home in Kimberly. Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Menasha. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com

    The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses of St. Paul Home and St. Paul Hospice for the care they gave to Rosella.

Samuel Bloch

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Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Frances Mary Welhouse

F, b. May 8, 1916, d. April 27, 2014

Parents

Family: Elmer Walter Helms (b. May 23, 1917, d. September 26, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Frances Mary Welhouse was born on May 8, 1916 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Elmer Walter Helms were married on July 26, 1941.
  • Death: Frances Mary Welhouse died on April 27, 2014, at age 97.
  • Note: Frances Mary (Welhouse) Helms, 97, of Appleton, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Fox River Assisted Living. She was born on May 8, 1916 in Kimberly, daughter of John and Hattie (Sternagal) Welhouse.

    Frances worked at Hopfensperger Meat Market in Appleton where she met the love of her life and eternal partner Elmer Helms. Frances and Elmer were married on July 26, 1941. She also worked at the Kimberly Paper Mill and later at Mrs. Karl's Bakery until in 1981, she retired to lovingly care for her newborn grandchild Kelly.

    Frances and Elmer are members of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Frances enjoyed being active in cooking, baking, sewing, and caring for the yard. Together they enjoyed golfing, racing and sporting events, card playing with relatives and friends and just spending time with family and friends. Elmer and Frances traveled each year meeting new friends and eventually visiting all 50 states.

    Frances is survived by her two children; son Gary, Appleton, and daughter, Pat (Pat) Byrne, Appleton: grand-daughter, Kelly (Eric) DeWine, Fremont, and grand-son, Shawn (Shelby) Byrne, Madison, and many loved extended family members. She was recently preceded in death by her husband Elmer (9/26/13), and sisters Viola, Rosella, and Julia, brothers Joe and John and parents John and Hattie Welhouse.

    A Memorial Service for Frances will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday May 8, 2014 at VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 3:00 PM until the hour of service. We thought it fitting that we celebrate her life on this day of May 8th as Frances would have been 98.

    The family of Elmer and Frances would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs of both Heartland Hospice and Fox River Assisted Living, for all their care and support in helping the Helms family thru a difficult year.

Joseph G Welhouse

M, b. January 18, 1921, d. June 16, 2003

Parents

Family: Mabel M Tiesling

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph G Welhouse was born on January 18, 1921 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 12, 1943 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 16, 2003, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joseph G. Welhouse Appleton, Wisconsin


    Age 82, died at home with his family, on Monday, June 16, 2003, following a brief illness. Joe was born in the Town of Buchannan, on January 18, 1921, son of the late John and Hattie (Sternagel) Welhouse. He married Mabel M. Tiesling on June 12, 1943 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They had two sons and a daughter. Joe survived 3 ½ years in the Army, serving during World War II in the Military Police. He was later employed as a machinist at the Thilmany Paper Mill, retiring in 1983. Joe was also a chip carver, accanthias leaf carver and enjoyed carving many decoys. He is survived by his wife, Mabel; his children, Daniel Welhouse and Jane Lauer, both of Appleton; his grandson, Benjamin Lauer; 3 sisters, Viola Woyak; Rosella Miller; Francis (Elmer) Helms; and a brother, John (Bernice) Welhouse, Jr. Joe was preceded in death by his son, Thomas; and his sister, Julia Vander Voort. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 213 East Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, with Rev. Norm Krutzek officiating. Family and friends will be received at the church on Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30 until 12:15 p.m. The interment will be held immediately following the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton.

    “God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around him, and whispered, "Come with me." With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke out hearts to prove to us, He only takes the Best.”


    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME 537 North Superior Street Appleton 920-739-1231.