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Esther M Fricke

F, b. August 28, 1919, d. January 15, 2004

Family: Richard J Vandenzen (b. February 19, 1918, d. March 26, 1969)

Biography

  • Birth: Esther M Fricke was born on August 28, 1919 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Richard J Vandenzen were married on May 24, 1941 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Esther M Fricke died on January 15, 2004, at age 84, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Denzen, Esther M. Kaukauna

    Formerly of Appleton. Age 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Thursday January 15, 2004 at Franciscan Care Center. Esther was born August 28, 1919 in Manitowoc the daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Althen) Fricke. The family moved to Kaukauna where they operated a restaurant and Esther later moved to Appleton where she resided for many years. On May 24, 1941 she was united in marriage to Richard J. Van Denzen at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna. They shared 27 years together before his death on March 26, 1969. Esther was formerly employed by Sears retiring in 1963. She had a passion for Bridge and enjoyed many games with her friends. Esther will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother, a kind and compassionate person who was a true friend to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, the American Bridge Association, and a former member of the Outagamie County Homemakers. She will be deeply missed by her sons David (Jeanine) Van Denzen and Daniel Van Denzen and his significant other Karla Kososki all of Appleton; Grandchildren Greg (Dawn) Van Denzen, Sherrie Eichinger, Vicky (Dan) Wisneski, Cresentia “Tia” Van Denzen, and Shannon Van Denzen; great grandchildren Amber Van Denzen, Brandon, Cameron, and Nicholas Thayse, Crystal Buttles, David Eichinger, Steven Wisneski, and Corey Evrard; a sister Hildegard Kavanaugh of Kaukauna, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Esther was preceded in death by an infant son Richard Jr. and a brother Edward. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11:30 Monday January 19th at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2331 E. Lourdes Dr. Appleton, with Fr. Larry Abler officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel from 2-5PM Sunday and then directly at the church from 10:30AM Monday until the time of the service. The parish wake service will be held 4:30 pm Sunday at the funeral chapel. A memorial fund has been established.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Franciscan Care Center and to Esther’s special friend Doris Woldt. Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer 606 N. Oneida St. Appleton, WI (920) 733-7383 www.btlfuneral.com.

David John VanDenzen

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Jennifer Unknown

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Daniel Robert VanDenzen

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Kevin Steinbrecher

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Danielle J Kuehnl

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Family: Mark Henry VanBeek (b. August 24, 1969, d. December 31, 1999)

Peter John VanDenEng

M, b. August 17, 1897, d. August 30, 1970

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Hubertha Brooks (b. May 14, 1904, d. May 7, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter John VanDenEng was born on August 17, 1897 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Hubertha Brooks were married on June 22, 1926.
  • Death: Peter John VanDenEng died on August 30, 1970, at age 73, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Elizabeth Hubertha Brooks

F, b. May 14, 1904, d. May 7, 1981

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Family: Peter John VanDenEng (b. August 17, 1897, d. August 30, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Hubertha Brooks was born on May 14, 1904 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter John VanDenEng were married on June 22, 1926.
  • Death: Elizabeth Hubertha Brooks died on May 7, 1981, at age 76.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Gertrude M Kohl

F, b. March 31, 1916, d. March 26, 2002

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude M Kohl was born on March 31, 1916 in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 26, 2002, at age 85.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Den Heuvel, Gertrude M.

    (nee Kohl)

    Appleton

    Age 85, died with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born March 31, 1916 in Grand Chute, Wisconsin daughter of the late William and Regina (Striegel) Kohl. On October 27, 1936 Gertrude married Orvill Van Den Heuvel, he preceded her in death on January 26, 1979. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Appleton. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Betty (Jerry) Behrens, Patricia (Scott) Gooding, all of Appleton four sons and daughters-in-law: Don (Sandy) Van Den Heuvel, Kimberly Jack (Sharon) Van Den Heuvel, Appleton Gary (Nancy) Van Den Heuvel, Seymour Dave (Char) Van Den Heuvel, Appleton 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law:Ervin (Evelyn) Kohl, Appleton numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and sister-in-law: Raymond (Agnes) Kohl and two sisters and brothers-in-law: Rose (Norbert) Bauer, Lucille (Willard) Beschta. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2002 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Appleton with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call directly at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established in her name. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family with arrangements.

    You may own a million dollars,

    But you're the poorest in the land,

    If you don't have your beloved

    mother to clasp your lonely hand

    Though her smile is gone forever

    and her hands we cannot touch,

    Still we have many memories

    of our mother, we loved so much.

    This memory is our keeping

    with which we'll never part,

    God has her in His kingdom

    we have her in our hearts.

    So you, who have a mother,

    cherish her with care,

    For you'll never know the

    heartache, until she's no longer there!

    Love Always, Your Family

    You were the best Grandma in the whole world. We will never forget you.

    The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Elizbeth Hospital and Fr. Gerald Falk and Sr. Mary Rose for their care and compassion.

John J VanDenzen

M, b. June 30, 1903, d. November 9, 1980

Parents

Family: Mary A Ogrin (b. September 14, 1906, d. July 9, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: John J VanDenzen was born on June 30, 1903.
  • Marriage: He and Mary A Ogrin were married on September 14, 1937 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John J VanDenzen died on November 9, 1980, at age 77.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Mary A Ogrin

F, b. September 14, 1906, d. July 9, 2001

Family: John J VanDenzen (b. June 30, 1903, d. November 9, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary A Ogrin was born on September 14, 1906 in Waukegan, Lake Co, Illinois.
  • Marriage: She and John J VanDenzen were married on September 14, 1937 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary A Ogrin died on July 9, 2001, at age 94, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 94, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at St. Paul Home. Mary was born in Waukegan, Illinois on September 14, 1906, daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Heraver) Ogrin. On her birthday in 1937, she married John Van Denzen at St. Mary Church in Kaukauna. John preceded her in death in 1980. After moving to Kaukauna in 1932, Mary became a longtime and faithful member of St. Mary Church and the Altar Society. Over the years, she was employed by Thilmany Pulp and Paper, Appleton Coated Papers, and the Kaukauna Elks Club.

    Mary is survived by a sister: Emily Mozina of North Chicago, Illinois, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother Gertrude Michel, brothers Frank (Carolyn) Ogrin and Max (Mary) Ogrin; a sister Angela Keene; a half-brother Matthew Ogrin; a half-sister Pauline Miller, and brothers-in-law Tony Mozina, Hayden Keene, and Bill Miller.

    The memorial funeral liturgy for Mary will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 16, 2001 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 119 W. Seventh Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Robert Udulutsch, OFM Cap. officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 11:00 AM until the hour of the liturgy.

    The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Mary’s dear friend Nancy Schmidt and to the staff at St. Paul Home for their companionship, prayers, and support. You all made Mary’s last years enjoyable for her. Thank you so very much.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6200.

Melvin Peter VanDyke

M, b. February 26, 1912, d. August 31, 2001

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Family: Marie A Marx (b. June 25, 1916, d. January 22, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin Peter VanDyke was born on February 26, 1912 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie A Marx were married on June 25, 1941.
  • Death: Melvin Peter VanDyke died on August 31, 2001, at age 89, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Melvin Peter Van Dyke Kaukauna

    Age 89, died on Friday, August 31, 2001 at St. Paul Home. Melvin was born to William and Agnes (Radermacher) Van Dyke on February 26, 1912 in Kaukauna. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in the class of 1930. He was married to Marie A. Marx on June 25, 1941, and they were together for 56 years until her death in 1997. Melvin managed the Vaudette Theater in Kaukauna along with his father William and his brother Clayton. In the early years of the theater he occasionally played the piano for silent films. Melvin was a film projectionist with a deep interest in movies. In later years he enjoyed sketching scenes of his life and family, he also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Melvin is survived by five daughters, Alice (Robert) Hampson, Washington, Illinois; Edith (Wes) Phillips, Winneconne; Mary (James) Athens, Keizer, Oregon; Betty (Richard) Driessen, Kaukauna; Jo Ann (Chris) Greenwood, Phoenix, Arizona; son, Richard G.Van Dyke, Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Eunice Leemon, L’Anse, Michigan; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Melvin is preceded in death by his wife Marie; parents, William and Agnes; brother, Clayton; and one grandchild. The funeral liturgy will be on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 119 West Seventh St., Kaukauna, at 11:00a.m. with Fr. Udulutsch officiating. Friends may call at the church at 10:00a.m. A public committal service will take place at St. Mary Cemetery following the service. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the St. Paul Nursing Home for their outstanding care and support. A memorial fund is being established.

    Greenwood-Fargo Funeral Home 500 Hendricks Ave. Kaukauna 766-6200.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Marie A Marx

F, b. June 25, 1916, d. January 22, 1997

Parents

Family: Melvin Peter VanDyke (b. February 26, 1912, d. August 31, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie A Marx was born on June 25, 1916 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Melvin Peter VanDyke were married on June 25, 1941.
  • Death: Marie A Marx died on January 22, 1997, at age 80, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Peter Francis VanLinn

M, b. August 6, 1920, d. August 5, 1977

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Biography

  • Birth: Peter Francis VanLinn was born on August 6, 1920.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude Ann Miller were married on April 21, 1945.
  • Death: Peter Francis VanLinn died on August 5, 1977, at age 56.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Gertrude Ann Miller

F, b. November 23, 1926, d. July 7, 2001

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Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Ann Miller was born on November 23, 1926 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Francis VanLinn were married on April 21, 1945.
  • Death: Gertrude Ann Miller died on July 7, 2001, at age 74.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Cecelia Fern Dietzler

F, b. November 8, 1907, d. March 6, 1980

Parents

Family: Aloysius Leonard VanStraten (b. April 26, 1901, d. January 17, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Cecelia Fern Dietzler was born on November 8, 1907 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Aloysius Leonard VanStraten were married in 1923.
  • Death: Cecelia Fern Dietzler died on March 6, 1980, at age 72.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Denis Cemetery, Shiocton, Wisconsin.

Agnes Rose Canavan

F, b. August 27, 1902, d. June 18, 1990

Parents

Family: Henry J VanStraten (b. February 6, 1903, d. April 5, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Rose Canavan was born on August 27, 1902 in Town of Ellington, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 18, 1990, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Stephensville (Northport), Wisconsin.

Steven Joseph Anderson

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

Mindy Unknown

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Eric John Anderson

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Daniel James Anderson

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Debra Ann Anderson

F, b. November 29, 1960, d. August 20, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Debra Ann Anderson was born on November 29, 1960 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 20, 2015, at age 54.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Debra A. Anderson, Kaukauna, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 20, 2015. She was born November 29, 1960, daughter of the late John and Johanna (Vandenberg) Anderson. Her favorite song was Crazy Train - she loved it. Deb was proud of her car "cammie", and of her girls and all her grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren, they called her grandma gum, and she also loved walking with her dog "Charlie". Deb could make a poem out of anything and was known for her quirky rhymes.

    She is survived by her daughters: Shannon (Michael) Verhagen, and their children: Trenton and Cason; Carmen (Duane) Pingel and their children: Gauge and Jeremiah; Robyn (Eric) Munes and their children: Alivia, Collyn, and Calvin; Natasha (fiancé Steve VanBeckum) Smits and her children: Morgan and Jeffrey Smits; her brothers: Steve "Oly" (Mindy) Anderson, Eric (Vicky) Anderson, and Daniel Anderson; her sister, Pat (Steve) Ebben; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by both parents; special friend, William "Zippy" Nettekoven.

    A funeral service for Deb will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Levi Ebben

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Samantha Ebben

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena