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Gerald E Brockman

M, b. May 24, 1954, d. July 4, 2016

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Family: Sharon Knapp (b. September 11, 1954, d. December 27, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Gerald E Brockman was born on May 24, 1954 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Sharon Knapp were married on November 11, 1978 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gerald E Brockman died on July 4, 2016, at age 62.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gerald E. Brockman, 'Jerry', 62, Appleton, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born May 24, 1954, in Appleton, son of Emory and Marion (Muenster) Brockman. He married Sharon K. Knapp on November 11, 1978, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hortonville. Jerry worked as a color technician for Menasha Corp. for over 35 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed being with his family especially the grandkids, at the family cottage on Anderson Lake.

    Jerry is survived by his children: Matthew Brockman, Appleton; Becky (Chris) Gibson, Appleton; Amy (Chris) Firgens, Appleton; three grandchildren: Peyton and Kaylin Gibson and Wyatt Fergins; a brother, Lee (Barb) Brockman, Appleton; father-in-law, Maynard Knapp. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon; sisters: Sharon and Barbara and mother-in-law, Bernice Knapp.

    Services for Jerry will be held at 11 am Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, 912 N. Oneida St. Appleton, with Rev. John Czarnota officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 4 - 7 PM at Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel and again on Saturday, directly at church from 9:30 AM until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.

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Sharon Knapp

F, b. September 11, 1954, d. December 27, 2010

Family: Gerald E Brockman (b. May 24, 1954, d. July 4, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Sharon Knapp was born on September 11, 1954 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gerald E Brockman were married on November 11, 1978 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sharon Knapp died on December 27, 2010, at age 56, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Sharon, age 56, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, December 27, 2010. She was born September 11,1954, in New London, daughter of Maynard Knapp and the late Bernice (Bucholtz) Knapp. She married Jerry Brockman November 11, 1978, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hortonville. In 2009, Sharon opened her own business, "Sharon's Bookkeeping," after having held various accounting positions throughout her career.Sharon was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was a loving and dedicated, wife, mother and daughter who will be remembered for her love and concern for others. She was admired for her caring, patient and sensitive nature. She especially enjoyed summers at the family cottage on Anderson Lake and cooking for family and friends. She loved to shop and was always looking for a bargain. She will also be missed by her dog "Buddy."

    Sharon is survived by her husband, Jerry; a son: Matthew Brockman, Appleton; two daughters: Becky (Chris) Gibson, Appleton; Amy Brockman (Chris Firgens), Appleton;her father: Maynard Knapp, Hortonville; 2 brothers: Gary Knapp, Greenville; James Knapp, Hortonville; a sister: Debra (Keith) Uhlenbrauck, Suring; a brother-in-law: Lee (Barb) Brockman, Appleton; a sister-in-law: Sharon A. Brockman, Appleton; nephews and nieces.

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Knapp, September 29, 2010, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Emory and Marion Brockman.

    Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. Kurt Kovanen officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.

    Brettschneider-

    Trettin-Lederer

    606 N. Oneida St.

    Appleton 920-733-7383

    www.btlfunerl.com.

Barbara Brockman

F, b. May 14, 1948, d. April 27, 1949

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Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Brockman was born on May 14, 1948.
  • Death: She died on April 27, 1949, at age 0.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

John H Janssen

M, b. July 6, 1896, d. March 20, 1958

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Family: Bernice VandenBoom (b. July 21, 1893, d. August 31, 1960)

Biography

  • Birth: John H Janssen was born on July 6, 1896 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bernice VandenBoom were married on November 17, 1920.
  • Death: John H Janssen died on March 20, 1958, at age 61.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Post Crescent.


    March 20, 1968 Page 42 Column 3.


    KAUKAUNA MAN DIES OF HEART ATTACK WHILE AT WORK.


    John H. Janssen, 61, 1102 Harrison Street, Kaukauna, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 10:30 this morning at the Thilmany Pulp and Paper company where he worked..


    He was born July 18, 1896 in Kaukauna and lived there all his life..


    Funeral services will be at 9:30 Saturday morning at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral home, Kaukauna, after 7:30 tonight where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight and Friday night..


    Survivors include the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Driessen, Little Chute, Mrs. Arlene Fristch, Menasha; and Miss Rosalie Janssen, at home; two sons, Clifford, Appleton and Floyd, Little chute; one brother, Martin, and 17 grandchildren..
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bernice VandenBoom

F, b. July 21, 1893, d. August 31, 1960

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Family: John H Janssen (b. July 6, 1896, d. March 20, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice VandenBoom was born on July 21, 1893 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John H Janssen were married on November 17, 1920.
  • Death: Bernice VandenBoom died on August 31, 1960, at age 67.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Rosalie Janssen

F, b. April 11, 1938, d. April 17, 1997

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Family: Norman Joseph Collier (b. August 18, 1935, d. January 13, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosalie Janssen was born on April 11, 1938.
  • Marriage: She and Norman Joseph Collier were married on March 1, 1961.
  • Death: Rosalie Janssen died on April 17, 1997, at age 59, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in DesPlaines, Cook Co, Illinois.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Norman Joseph Collier

M, b. August 18, 1935, d. January 13, 1992

Family: Rosalie Janssen (b. April 11, 1938, d. April 17, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Norman Joseph Collier was born on August 18, 1935 in Polar, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rosalie Janssen were married on March 1, 1961.
  • Death: Norman Joseph Collier died on January 13, 1992, at age 56.

Regina H Janssen

F, b. December 17, 1921, d. January 19, 2009

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Biography

  • Birth: Regina H Janssen was born on December 17, 1921 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert Fredrick Driessen were married on May 25, 1943 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Regina H Janssen died on January 19, 2009, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/54S.
  • Note: January 21, 2009

    Driessen, Regina H.
    Regina H. Driessen, Little Chute, age 87, died peacefully Monday, January 19, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in Kaukauna on December 17, 1921, to the late John and Bernice (Vanden Boom) Janssen. Regina married Robert "Bob" Driessen on May 25, 1943, at Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna. Regina was a loving wife, best friend to Bob, and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She lived her life simply with eloquence and grace. During her life she enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, baking, camping and playing cards with her family and friends. Her other hobbies included golfing, bowling, knitting and vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
    Regina is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bob; six children: Sharon (Paul) Sprangers, Colville, WA; Gary (Chris), San Antonio, TX; Keith (Paula), Little Chute; Debra (Steve) Mollen, Darboy; Mary (John) Eimmerman, Darboy; and John (Amy), De Pere; 20 grandchildren: Stephanie (Mark) Sprangers-Johnson, Kristin (Eric) Genoway, Todd (Amy), Tim (Meredith), and Mike Sprangers, Barry (Heather), Gregg and Brett Mollen, Sarah (Nicholas) Berger, David Eimmerman, Jeramie, Eric (Charmaine), Paul (Marci), Jonathan (Tanya), Craig (Shanna), Kevin (Kate), Mark (Monie), Ryan (Beth), Emily and Kyle Driessen; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister: Arlene Eake; a sister-in-law: Eva Janssen; and Bob's brother and sister: Ken (Joan) Driessen and Pat Jansen. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive her.
    In addition to her parents, Regina was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Angie Lea and Natasha; one great-granddaughter, Anna; brothers and sister: Clifford (Shirley) and Floyd Janssen, Rosalie Collier and infant brother Francis; her father and mother-in-law: Joseph M. and Catherine Driessen; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Fred (Marion) Driessen, Dorothy (Vince) Godschalx, Barb (Dave) Hartman and Jim Jansen.
    Visitation will be held Thursday January 22, 2009, at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St., Little Chute) beginning at 2 p.m. until the time of Mass at 5 p.m. The Rev. James Hablewitz will officiate. Committal will be at St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
    A special thank you and appreciation to all of the doctors, nurses and clergy for the wonderful care and prayers provided to our family.
    O'CONNELL
    FUNERAL HOME
    201 E. Main Street
    Little Chute 920-788-6237.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Robert Fredrick Driessen

M, b. September 12, 1922, d. May 17, 2010

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St John High School Yearbook 1940

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Fredrick Driessen was born on September 12, 1922 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Regina H Janssen were married on May 25, 1943 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Robert Fredrick Driessen died on May 17, 2010, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/54S.
  • Note: Robert F. Driessen, Little Chute, age 87, died peacefully Monday, May 17, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Little Chute on September 12, 1922, to the late Joseph and Catherine (Schumacher) Driessen. Robert "Bob" married Regina Janssen on May 25, 1943, at Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna. Bob was a loving husband and best friend to Regina, and a wonderful father and grandfather. Devoted to his family, he enjoyed helping his children and grandchildren with their many home projects.

    Bob loved to volunteer his time to many civic organizations as a way of giving back to others. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 and was instrumental in the formation of what is now known as Fox Community Credit Union. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

    Bob is survived by his six children: Sharon (Paul) Sprangers, Colville, WA; Gary (Chris), San Antonio, TX; Keith (Paula), Little Chute; Debra (Steve) Mollen, Darboy; Mary (John) Eimmerman, Darboy; John (Amy), De Pere; 20 grandchildren: Stephanie (Mark) Sprangers-Johnson, Kristen (Eric) Genoway, Todd (Amy), Tim (Meredith), and Mike Sprangers, Barry (Heather), Gregg, and Brett Mollen, Sarah (Nicholas) Berger, David Eimmerman, Jeramie (Kerry), Eric (Charmaine), Paul (Marci), Jonathan (Tanya), Craig (Shanna), Kevin (Kate), Mark (Monie), Ryan (Beth), Emily, and Kyle Driessen; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister: Ken (Joan) Driessen and Pat Janssen; a sister-in-law, Arlene Eake. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive him.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Regina Driessen; his two granddaughters: Angie Lea and Natasha; one great-granddaughter, Anna; brothers and sisters: Fred (Marion) Driessen, Dorothy (Vince) Godschalx, Barb (Dave) Hartman; his father and mother-in-law, John and Bernice Janssen; brothers and sisters-in-law: Clifford (Shirley) and Floyd (Eva), and Francis Janssen, Rosalie Collier and Jim Jansen.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, May 20, 2010, beginning at 2 p.m. until time of Mass at 5 p.m. at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St., Little Chute). The Rev. David J. Funk O.F.M. Cap. will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow. Committal St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. For on-line condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

    A special thank you to Dr. Jack Meyer, his staff (Tina and Sue), ThedaCare at Home Hospice and clergy for the wonderful care and prayers provided to our family.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute

    920-788-6237.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1940.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Floyd M Janssen

M, b. August 24, 1926, d. December 4, 1984

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Family: Eva B Kobussen (b. March 11, 1926, d. July 13, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Floyd M Janssen was born on August 24, 1926 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eva B Kobussen were married on May 26, 1951.
  • Death: Floyd M Janssen died on December 4, 1984, at age 58.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Clifford Peter Janssen

M, b. August 19, 1925, d. March 3, 1995

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Biography

  • Birth: Clifford Peter Janssen was born on August 19, 1925 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Shirley Ann Elmer were married on November 17, 1951.
  • Death: Clifford Peter Janssen died on March 3, 1995, at age 69.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Arlene Janssen

F, b. July 11, 1923, d. June 17, 2015

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Family 2: Darrell E Eake (b. December 30, 1933, d. February 7, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Arlene Janssen was born on July 11, 1923 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Darrell E Eake were married on April 4, 1974 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arlene Janssen died on June 17, 2015, at age 91, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Arlene J. Eake, of Kaukauna, age 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at St. Paul's Nursing Home in Kaukauna. She was a strong woman with a big heart. Arlene was born July 11, 1923 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late John and Bernice (Vanden Boom) Janssen. She worked at the George Banta Publishing Co. and the Earl Litho Printing Co., both of Menasha, for decades.

    On April 4, 1970, she married Darrell Eake in Menasha. He preceded her in death. Arlene enjoyed camping in northern Wisconsin, snowmobiling, activities with friends and family, traveling, which included the NE and SE United States, Alaska, Japan and Hong Kong.

    Arlene is survived by her seven children: David (Paula) Fritsch, Green Bay, Peg Fritsch, Winter Park, FL, Betty (John) Stoveken, Neenah, Tom (Melinda) Fritsch, Aransas Pass, TX, Theresa (Erich Pfitzer) Fritsch, Portland, OR, Patsy Bechard, Waupaca, Mary Fritsch, Menasha; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

    A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charityin Arlene's name.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com

    A special thanks from the family is given to Bob Van Ooyen of Menasha for many years of special attention, love and concern for Arlene. You made her years worthwhile.

    The family would also like to personally thank the very dedicated Kaukauna personnel at the St. Paul's Assisted Living Villa in addition to the St. Paul's Nursing Home - Appletree Court facility for Dementia and Hospice Care. Everyone always gave 200 % to make Arlene's 3 ½ year stay enjoyable, friendly and caring. Words cannot express the gratitude the family feels for everything St. Paul's did to make Arlene's last years in life meaningful. The family heard many times from the staff, "Thanks for sharing your mom with us." If there are angels on earth, many are there at St. Paul's. Thank you again.

    A special thank you to Dr. Merici Awe at the Kaukauna Clinic, and her staff, for the many times Arlene received that extra special treatment. Especially noteworthy was the willingness to always give her as much time and attention as needed. You always made her feel special.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Darrell E Eake

M, b. December 30, 1933, d. February 7, 1992

Family: Arlene Janssen (b. July 11, 1923, d. June 17, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Darrell E Eake was born on December 30, 1933 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Arlene Janssen were married on April 4, 1974 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Darrell E Eake died on February 7, 1992, at age 58.

Joseph Edward Wanke

M, b. February 25, 1864, d. February 22, 1942

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Family: Anna Sommers (b. June 23, 1866, d. December 6, 1955)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Edward Wanke was born on February 25, 1864.
  • Death: He died on February 22, 1942, at age 77.

Anna Sommers

F, b. June 23, 1866, d. December 6, 1955

Family: Joseph Edward Wanke (b. February 25, 1864, d. February 22, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Sommers was born on June 23, 1866 in Byron, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 6, 1955, at age 89.

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