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Kelly Kerscher

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Family: Timothy M Kilsdonk (b. February 8, 1960, d. November 22, 2003)

Jacob Kilsdonk

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Amanda Kilsdonk

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Korey Kilsdonk

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Anthony Donald Kilsdonk

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Kevin Ronald Kilsdonk

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Dennis Kilsdonk

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Family: Jane Lynn Stark (b. August 20, 1967, d. November 2, 2017)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Daniel Joseph Kilsdonk

M, b. March 1, 1970, d. February 23, 2016

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  • Birth: Daniel Joseph Kilsdonk was born on March 1, 1970 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on April 17, 2001 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 23, 2016, at age 45.
  • Note: Daniel Joseph Kilsdonk, age 45, of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Dan was born on March 1, 1970, in Kaukauna, to Herbert Kilsdonk and the late Catherine (Lorenz) Kilsdonk. He married his high school sweet heart Tammy Rae Johnson on April 17, 2001, in Appleton. Dan was a valued employee at Plexus for over 25 years. Dan will be remembered for many of his unique qualities, as well as his crazy humor and gentlemanly disposition. He was very passionate about reading and shared that passion with his precious daughter, Andie Maria. Dan's favorite getaways with his family Up North were treasured memories in his heart.

    Survivors include his wife, Tammy Rae; his daughter, Andie Maria Kilsdonk; his father Herbert; his twin brother, Dennis (Jane) Kilsdonk; his brother, Tony (Char) Kilsdonk; his brother Kevin (Linda) Kilsdonk; his former sisters-in-law, Kelly Kerscher Kilsdonk Doehler and Vicki Carrera; and his nieces and nephews, Jason, Megan, Ethan, Logan, Heather, Jessica, Sara, Jacob, Amanda and Korey. He is further survived by many other relatives and dear friends. Dan was preceded in death by his brother, Tim Kilsdonk and his foster brother, Ralph Rothlesberger.

    Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME—TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, 1592 Oneida Street, Menasha, with Deacon George Schraufnagel officiating. Friends may call directly at the funeral home on Saturday from Noon until the time of services. A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jackie Clements

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Tammy Rae Johnson

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Family: Daniel Joseph Kilsdonk (b. March 1, 1970, d. February 23, 2016)

John VanHandel

M, b. August 24, 1884, d. February 6, 1962

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Family: Bertha Timmers (b. June 2, 1889, d. May 28, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: John VanHandel was born on August 24, 1884 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on August 24, 1884 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bertha Timmers were married on May 30, 1911 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John VanHandel died on February 6, 1962, at age 77, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Bertha Timmers

F, b. June 2, 1889, d. May 28, 1962

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Family: John VanHandel (b. August 24, 1884, d. February 6, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Bertha Timmers was born on June 2, 1889 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John VanHandel were married on May 30, 1911 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bertha Timmers died on May 28, 1962, at age 72, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

William L VanHandel

M, b. May 30, 1959, d. March 31, 1981

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  • Birth: William L VanHandel was born on May 30, 1959 in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 31, 1981, at age 21.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/65.
  • Note: Car accident.

Michael VanHandel

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Adrianna T Koenen

F, b. October 23, 1924, d. October 6, 2004

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  • Birth: Adrianna T Koenen was born on October 23, 1924 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Richard G VanRyzin were married on July 10, 1948 in St Paul Church, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Adrianna T Koenen died on October 6, 2004, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Ryzin, Adrianna T. (Koenen) Appleton

    Age 79, passed away at Appleton Medical Center on Wednesday, October 06, 2004. She was born in Combined Locks on October 23, 1924, daughter of the late George and Johanna (Ver Hallen) Koenen. On July 10, 1948, she married Richard Van Ryzin in Combined Locks. Ada spent most of her time thinking about her family. She never forgot a birthday or an anniversary. Whenever someone visited her home, especially her grandchildren, she always had their favorite treats for them to enjoy. Ada was an avid Brewers and Packers fan and often spent time watching them on TV and listening to them on the radio. She enjoyed her trips with Rick when they went to California to visit their daughters and grandchildren, attending theater productions and playing games with her grandchildren. Ada was a brilliant shopper and had a knack for finding the best deals.

    Ada is survived by her husband Rick; children: Jean de Vera of San Jose, CA, Carol (Carter) Njus of San Rafael, CA, Robert (Sharon) Van Ryzin of Waupaca, Kenneth (Mary) Van Ryzin of Kaukauna; grandchildren: Valerie and Kelsey Njus, and Jackie, Nancy and Dan Van Ryzin; sisters: Harriet (John) Rietveld of Combined Locks, Gertrude Koenen of Appleton, Mildred Wachtendonk of Kimberly, Margaret Pennings of Appleton and Johanna (George) Heider of Neenah. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

    Ada was preceded in death by her brother, Anton, and a sister, Margaret.

    The funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2004, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2331 East Lourdes Drive, Appleton, with Fr. Harold Berryman officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly

    The family extends a special thank you to the ICU at Appleton Medical Center for their outstanding care.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME 537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911 (920) 739-1231.

Judithe Kay Michefelder

F, b. July 26, 1930, d. July 15, 2014

Biography

  • Birth: Judithe Kay Michefelder was born on July 26, 1930.
  • Death: She died on July 15, 2014, at age 83.
  • Note: Judy Van Ryzin, 83, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, peacefully in her sleep at home, while surrounded by her loving family.

    Judy is survived by the blended family that she loved so much; her husband Eugene "Gene", her sons David (wife Misao), children Jenny and Ryan, Cupertino, CA; granddaughter Cari Lyn (husband Darrell Phillips); Paul (wife Tammy), son Alex, Cedarburg, WI; Steven (wife Laura) children Amy and Erin, Belleville, IL. Gene's children; Michael (wife Carol), children Kathy and Marcia, Appleton, WI; Sharon (husband Al Miller), many exchange students she grew to love, Wausau, WI; Diane (husband Mark Vanden Berg), children Savannah and Lenae, Oshkosh, WI; Karen (husband Michael Wallner), children Matthew (wife Jamie), Melissa, and Aaron (wife Ashley), Stevens Point, WI; Lori (husband Rob Sawyer) children Amy (husband Ben Behnke), Kendra (husband Jacob Anderson) and Reese, Almond, WI; Patrick (wife Marlis), daughter Annika, Bradenton, FL. The great grandchildren; "The Munchkins" Isabelle, Lucy, Loretta, Geneva, Lauren, and Isaac. Her Puggle Bam-Bam. Her special sister-in-law Jane Ziem, Milwaukee.

    When Gene and Judy married in 1985, Judy retired from the Department of Transportation, Milwaukee, WI and moved to Stevens Point, WI. In 1986, they moved to Minocqua, WI and resided there for 15 years before returning to Stevens Point. During her life Judy served in many organizations; American Legion Auxiliary as local and district president and many chairmanships on the state level; Ladies of Columbus as charter president; Knights of Columbus in Minocqua; Hospital Auxiliary at Howard Young Medical Center in Minocqua as president and secretary of state organization; volunteer at veterans home in King, WI; managed Lifeline program at Howard Young Medical Center in Minocqua; Rosary Society at St. Stanislaus Church in Stevens Point; and an officer with St John's Court #1807 Catholic Order of Foresters.

    In her free time, Judy enjoyed playing bridge, cheering on the Brewers and Green Bay Packers, going up north, and having picnics at Madeline Lake in Minocqua. Being an only child, her blended family meant so much to her. She enjoyed getting together with them as often as she could.

    She is preceded in death by her son James "Jim", her first husband Harry, her parents, and many friends that she goes to join in heaven.

    A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas Lindner presiding. Visitation will be held at Boston Funeral Home on Friday, July 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with an American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary ritual at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Rosary. Visitation will also be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 in King Cemetery, King, WI.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her name at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.

Dorothy Marie Barron

F, b. November 2, 1927, d. April 29, 2004

Family: James Aaron VanRyzin (b. February 20, 1934, d. April 11, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Marie Barron was born on November 2, 1927.
  • Marriage: She and James Aaron VanRyzin were married on May 27, 1972 in Washington.
  • Death: Dorothy Marie Barron died on April 29, 2004, at age 76, in Washington.

Dean Thomas Kamps

M, b. April 16, 1926, d. September 24, 2013

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  • Birth: Dean Thomas Kamps was born on April 16, 1926 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Virginia Lucille VanRyzin were married on June 23, 1948 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dean Thomas Kamps died on September 24, 2013, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kamps, Dean T.

    Dean Thomas Kamps, 87, of Menasha, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He died at St. Elizabeth Hospital following brain surgery.

    Dean was born in Appleton on April 16, 1926, the son of the late Herman and Hazel (Dean) Kamps. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Infantry. Dean was united in marriage to Virginia "Ginny" Van Ryzin on June 23, 1948. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with their entire family present. Prior to his retirement, Dean was a paper machine operator with Bergstrom Paper Company in Neenah. He was a very active volunteer in his lifetime-coaching his children in various sports, including Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball. He volunteered at the Food Pantry, the Salvation Army, St. Elizabeth Hospital and was an active member with the Kiwanis Golden K Club.

    He was a man of faith and honored God and his country. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, the Packers, the BADGERS, and John Wayne. He also gave out the best bear hugs ever and we will all miss those. Dean and Ginny loved to travel and visited Hawaii, Europe, Canada and most of the United States. They held season tickets for the Wisconsin Badgers, traveling to Madison for all home games and to many away games, as well as Bowl Game appearances.

    Survivors include his wife, Virginia; four children: Kristine Manteuffel, Appleton; Patricia (Robert) Collar, Little Chute; Sandra (Jeffrey) Krueger, Appleton; and Steven (Faith) Kamps, Madison; grandchildren: Greg (Lisa) Manteuffel, Brad (Kim) Manteuffel, Scott (Amy) Manteuffel, Beth (Brendan) Fahrenkrug, Chad (Jennifer) Collar, Bryan (Rebecca) Collar, Adam Collar, Andrew Krueger (girlfriend Jenna), Michael (Courtney) Krueger, Amy (Rob) Santiago, Zachary Kamps and Joshua Kamps; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Mary Jane Kamps, Helen Sanderson and Vivian Meinert and their respective spouses. He was also preceded in death by his father and mother in-law, Clarence and Lucille Van Ryzin and several sisters and brothers in-law.

    A memorial mass for Dean will be celebrated Friday, September 27, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday until the hour of mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his honor.

    The family would like to thank the ICU and 4th floor staffs at St. Elizabeth Hospital for the compassionate care and help given to Dad.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Donald Arthur Bishop

M, b. March 29, 1929, d. August 5, 2004

Biography

  • Birth: Donald Arthur Bishop was born on March 29, 1929 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 5, 2004, at age 75, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent , Sunday, August 8, 2004

    Bishop, Donald A.
    Donald A. Bishop, of Appleton, age 75, died on Thursday, August 5, 2004 at Froedtert Memorial Hospital. He was born in Green Bay to the late Clarence and Emily LouSina (Reynolds) Bishop. On July 7, 1947 he married Jeanette Van Ryzin at St. Therese Catholic Church. They moved to Appleton and raised six children. Don worked at Repap Paper Mill in Kimberly for 43 years, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed going up north to the campground and going fishing, he also enjoyed hunting and following the Packers. He loved going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. Don and his wife fostered 205 babies, starting in 1960 and retiring in 2003.
    Don will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Jeanette; children: Linda (Lawrence) McCoy of Suamico; Barbara (David) Vallard of Florida; Donald J. (Carol) Bishop of Appleton; Judith (Thomas) Roth of Appleton; Joan (Brian) Schmidt of Appleton; Thomas (Steffanie) Bishop of Silver Cliff, WI; brothers: Charles (Mary) Bishop of Green Bay; Robert Bishop of Suring; sisters: Lois Kennedy of Pulaski; Beverly (Dennis) Raiche of Green Bay; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ken Kennedy.
    The Memorial Mass will be on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 11 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2331 E. Lourdes Drive. The visitation will be on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.
    The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Froedtert Memorial Hospital, especially nurse Debbie K. for her tender loving care and smile, which made Don’s stay at the hospital something very special to him.
    You taught us joy, family, happiness, strength and fear. Showed us the way, helped us along, guided us through the years. Our hearts feel so empty, so alone, so afraid, without you in our lives, to show and point the way, with every pain, and problem with everything you had you helped us through our lives. We love you, Thank you Dad. From your children, Linda, Barb, Don, Judy, Joan, Tom. We’ll miss you.
    Valley Funeral Home
    2211 N. Richmond St.
    733-5435
    *Serving as would be Served*.

Edith VanRyzin

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