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Margaret A Schumacher

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Family: Timothy G Strutz (b. February 18, 1945, d. November 10, 2009)

Joseph N Schumacher

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Sandra Jean Kraus

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Family: Michael VandenBoomen

Joan Sandra Kersten

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Family: Robert M Schumacher (b. December 31, 1939, d. November 25, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan Sandra Kersten was born on October 12, 1945 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert M Schumacher were married on May 31, 1969 in St Thomas More Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joan Sandra Kersten died in July 2009, at age 63.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: July 5, 2009


    Schumacher, Joan S. Nee: Kersten


    Today we lost our mom, wife, sister and best friend to brain cancer. Joanie was born Oct. 12, 1945, to the late Ernest and Frieda (Behnke) Kersten, in Appleton. Joanie married Robert M. Schumacher in May of 1969. She was a devoted Mom to son, EJ, and daughter, Carrie, Grammy to grandsons, Clint and Garrit. Joanie was a true friend and always ready to lend a helping hand. Her passions were quilting, playing cards and building things. Joanie created a Packers quilt for herself, a pattern which she repeated in 2007 to raise funds for the Heart of the Valley Relay for Life. Her special Packers quilt raised several hundred dollars. She took great pride in the fact that she built her own home.

    Joanie was employed by Zwicker's from her 18th birthday until they closed. After, she was employed by Jack's Pizza of Little Chute, until her diagnosis in 1995.

    She was proud and fiercely independent and will be greatly missed by her husband, Robert; her son, EJ (Jessica) Schumacher and grandsons, Clint and Garrit, Wrightstown; and her daughter, Carrie, at home. She is further survived by a sister, Audrey (Melvin) Schultz; brothers, Les (Marian) Kersten and Glenn (Dianne) Kersten; brothers-in-law, Ray Schumacher, Don (Willy) Schumacher and Joe (Cindy) Schumacher; sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Duane) Romenesko, Irene (Dan) Horn, Delores (Ron) Sedo and Margaret (Tim) Strutz.

    Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanine Schmaling; her brother, Gary; her parents-in-law, John and Agnes Schumacher; and a sister-in-law, Darhl Schumacher.

    Visitation will be held on Monday, July 6, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (201 E. Main St., Little Chute) with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Committal Highland Memorial.

    For online condolences, please visit www.oconnell funeralservices.com.

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

    The family would like to say a special thank you to Drs. Wm. Guenther, Editha Krueger, Jack Swanson, Philip Yazbak and their staff, the caring staff at AMC on 3 South, Thedacare @Home, special caretakers, son, EJ, daughter, Carrie, nieces, Sandie Hinc and Jodi Schmaling, sister-in-law, Willy, and others, so that Joanie could stay at home during her final days.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-788-6237

    OconnellfuneralServices.com.

Wilhelmina Catherine Johanna Bavinck

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Daniel C Horn

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  • Father: Norman Horn (b. December 8, 1916, d. April 3, 2004)
  • Mother: Marion Last (b. October 6, 1919, d. July 26, 2000)

Timothy G Strutz

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Biography

  • Birth: Timothy G Strutz was born on February 18, 1945 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 10, 2009, at age 64.
  • Note: November 12, 2009


    Strutz, Timothy G. "Grizz"


    On Tuesday, November 10th, 2009, the love of our lives was called by God to be with Him. Timothy died at home, with dignity and grace, never once complaining, after fighting 13 years with cancer. He was born February 18th, 1945, in Appleton to Wilbur (Dookie) and Florence (Paronto) Strutz. On November 17th, 1966, he married the love of his life Margaret (Muggs) Schumacher.

    He is survived by Margaret, three children: Joell (Jeff) Fritsch, Michael, and Jodie (Mike) DeVries; grandchildren: Chelsea and Nicole Fritsch, Josh and Jordan DeVries; and sister Sue (Bill) Stoeger, her family Timothy (Tammy) Gosz and Kaitlyn, Austin Croatt, Michael Gosz and special friend Beth and Shelly (Trevor) Milhaupt and Titan. He is further survived by Margaret's sisters and brothers and their respective spouses, nieces, nephews and special friends Donald and Anna Rowe.

    Tim was preceded in death by his parents: brother Michael, who in 1960 was serving in the Navy and never returned home following a plane crash; in-laws: John and Agnes Schumacher, family members: Gary Romenesko and Kristy Frassetto. For 31 years, Tim was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Iron Workers Local Union 8. He contributed to many large construction projects throughout Wisconsin. Tim was a master of all trades; no job was too big to handle. There was nothing he couldn't fix, including plumbing, electrical etc. He loved to teach his grandchildren the art of woodcraft, particularly building birdhouses. He was a great hunter and fisherman who had a great love and respect for the beauty and serenity of nature and the outdoors.

    Tim was affectionately known as the "Grizz". His big burly appearance gave the impression of a "tough" guy but the opposite was true. This wonderful, strong man was wise with a gentle heart. When anyone would call for help, he would be there. Tim had a great appreciation for good music, cold Budweiser, great family and friends. Some of our fondest memories are of spending time camping at Robinson Lake, gathering at Peabody Park and sitting around his gazebo in the back yard.

    Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2009, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine St., Little Chute with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. Saturday at the church until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

    His wish was to be cared for in his home. With the help of Hospice, especially his nurse Crystal, and daily care given by Muggs, his wish was granted. A special thank you to Dr. Homburg for her compassion and care.

    "Honey you have left my side but you will never leave my heart. We have lived, loved and danced for these wonderful 43 years together. Our greatest joy and happiness, our three children and our four grandchildren have blessed us with laughter and sunshine. Until we meet again, my love, my life, we will dance once again."

    "Dad, thank you for teaching us about the important things in life and the difference to know what really matters."

    "Papa, we were so lucky to have grown up with the smartest, sweetest and coolest Grandpa we could ever ask for.

    We love you, Chels and Chuckie (Nicole)", Ages 20 & 17

    "Grandpa, thank you for teaching me how to build. I love you, Josh", Age 10

    "Grandpa, thanks for taking me fishing on your boat. I love you, Jordan", Age 8

    His spirit will live on forever in the blue waters of Lake Poygan, Winnebago and Partridge.

    Verkuilen Funeral Home

    & Cremation Services

    Little Chute 920-788-3321

    www.verkuilenfh.com.

Ernest John Schumacher

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Carrie Jean Schumacher

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Caryl Ruth Rollo

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Family: Robert John VanDeLeygraaf (b. October 6, 1935, d. December 25, 2009)

Julie A VanDeLeygraaf

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Family: Daniel Dake

Gary John VanDeLeygraaf

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Biography

  • Birth: Gary John VanDeLeygraaf was born on April 10, 1962.
  • Death: He died on February 10, 2018, at age 55.
  • Burial: He was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Little Chute - Gary J. Van De Leygraaf, age 55, of Little Chute, passed away unexpectedly as the result of a snowmobile accident on Saturday, February 10, 2018. He was born on April 10, 1962, son of Carol (Hopfensperger) Howen and the late Bob Van De Leygraaf. On May 24, 1985, Gary married Lisa Sonderegger, and together they have shared a wonderful 33 years marriage. They were true soulmates. The love they had for one another was never ending, and they held hands each night before falling asleep.

    Gary was a true family man, doing everything he could for his wife and children. He was a great dad. Many memories were made hunting with Tyler and fishing with Katelyn. He taught them many good values, including honesty, good work ethic and always have a little fun.

    Gary was very proud of the work he did as a maintenance man for Fox Valley Technical College. He took a lot of pride in his work, his yard, and his family. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, nature, spending time up north, EAA, his motorcycle, corvette and snowmobile. His unique sense of humor will be truly missed.

    Gary is survived by his loving wife, Lisa Van De Leygraaf; his children: Tyler (Kalli Gloudemans) Van De Leygraaf and Katelyn Van De Leygraaf; mother, Carol Howen; siblings: Rob (Sue) Van De Leygraaf, Keith (Missy) Van De Leygraaf and Julie Dake; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gordy (Barb) Sonderegger, Paul (Tess) Sonderegger, Dan (Linda) Sonderegger, Bruce (Brenda) Sonderegger, Becky Jaekel; nieces and nephews: Nicole, Ryan and Lance Van De Leygraaf, Kent and Ethan Van De Leygraaf, Justin Weyenberg, Steven Dake, James and Stephan Sonderegger, Michael Sonderegger, Amy (Dave) Walburn, Jenny (Jerry) Palmer, Amanda (Steve) Marks; step mother, Caryl Rollo; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends both at home and up north.

    Gary was preceded in death by his father, Bob Van De Leygraaf; a brother, Steve Van De Leygraaf; mother and father-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Sonderegger; a step brother, Robert Jaeckel.

    Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, February 16, 2018, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 510 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    A special thank you to Scott Kominowski who was with Gary until the end. Best buddies memories we will all cherish.

    Gary, I was blessed to have you as my husband for 33 years! You will forever be in my heart. All my love always, Lisa

    Dad, thank you for making me the man I am today. I love you, Tyler

    Daddy, I will always be your girl. Thank you for showing me unconditional love. Love you, Katelyn.

Keith Alan VanDeLeygraaf

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Robert Ronald VanDeLeygraaf

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Daniel Dake

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Lori VanGroll

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Sally Ann Rietveld

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James Smet

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Dolores Mary VanGroll

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St John High School Yearbook 1967

Biography

  • Birth: Dolores Mary VanGroll was born on July 7, 1949.
  • Death: She died on April 8, 2016, at age 66.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Colbarium/101/14.
  • Note: Dolores Mary Van Groll, Little Chute, age 66, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2016 after a long illness. She was born on July 7, 1949, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Nackers) Van Groll. Dolores was a 1967 graduate of St. John High School in Little Chute. On March 26, 1992 she was the recipient of a new kidney and blessed with 24 years of new life. Dolores retired after many years of service with Hartjes-Walsh, Insurance Management and Ansay and Associates. She loved sports, especially watching the Packers, Badgers and Brewers and golfing with her many friends. Dolores also loved going on trips with her special friends, Bev Van Daallwyk and Nancy Kortz.

    She will be greatly missed by her brothers: Pete (Joyce) and Paul (Ruby); a special cousin, Janice (Al) Schumacher; and her aunts, Anna Jane Vande Hey and Joyce Nackers. Dolores is further survived by her nieces: Lori (Larry) Cotter, Cheryl (Bill) Motelet, Jessie Van Groll, Jodi (fiance Chad Resch) Van Groll, Maggie (special friend Brent Spierings) Van Groll and Mollie (Seth) Christie; nephews: Mark (Angela), Mike (Jenny), Scott (Casey), Chris (Maria) Van Groll; and ten great nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; special cousin Norbert Van Groll; and great niece Olivia.

    Visitation will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Ronald Belitz will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

    Her family would like to thank the staff at Brewster Village, the Theda Care doctors, the transplant unit at University Hospital in Madison and Fr. Jim Vanden Hogen.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 10 to Apr. 17, 2016.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1967.

Mark Joseph VanGroll

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Cheryl VanGroll

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Michael VanGroll

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