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Joan M VanZeeland

F, b. March 10, 1935, d. March 10, 2004

Parents

Family 2: David W Longsine

St John High School Yearbook 1954

Biography

  • Birth: Joan M VanZeeland was born on March 10, 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 10, 2004, at age 69.
  • Note: Joan was taken into the company of the angels to bring her home to
    paradise on the morning of her 69th birthday, March 10,2004. Joan was
    born in 1935 in Appleton, to the late Clem and Marie (Van Driel) Van
    Zeeland. She married Jerry Cummings January 15, 1966, in Oshkosh. In
    addition to collecting angels, Joan enjoyed painting ceramic dolls. She
    often gave these dolls to her favorite Country Western singers. She
    loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Joan
    is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Jerry, and her mother,
    Anna Van Zeeland Dercks, Little Chute; 3 children: Cindy (Robert)
    Schafer, Neenah; Lonnie (Liz) Cummings, Parker, CO; AI (Marie)
    Cummings, Oshkosh; 2 brothers: Clem (Lori) Van Zeeland and Gary
    Dercks, both of Little Chute; 9 grandchildren: Jen (Nick) Walbrun, Rocky
    Schafer, Austin, Ryan, Raena, Tyler, Nicole, Alison and Zachary
    Cummings; brothers and sisters-in-law: Evelyn (Victor) Loberger, Jim (LiI)
    Cummings, Carol (Mike) Valeri, Marvin Cummings (fiancee Sharon) and
    Diane (Jack) Donnermeyer.
    Although faced with much loss in her younger years, Joan was blessed
    by the love of four parents, 3 of whom preceded her in death: Clem
    and Marie Van Zeeland and Paul Dercks; She was also preceded in death
    by her son, Randy, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin and Helen
    Cummings.
    A memorial service for Joan will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13,
    2004, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 226 Washington St., Menasha.
    Father Ian Montgomery will officiate. The family will receive friends at
    the church from 2 p.m. Saturday until the time of the service. In lieu of
    flowers, a memorial is being established. Jennifer O'Connell with
    Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family.
    The family would like to thank Manor Care, Appleton, for the wonderful
    care given to Joan. They would also like to extend a special thank you to
    the rescue crew at Theda Clark, all involved law enforcement personnel
    and the kind motorists on the highway for doing everything they could.
    Fox Cities Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1954.

Gerald Cummings

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Family: Joan M VanZeeland (b. March 10, 1935, d. March 10, 2004)

Lori Ann Ott

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Paul Albert Dercks

M, b. December 11, 1919, d. January 26, 1976

Parents

Family: Anna Mary Winius (b. June 12, 1915)

St John High School Yearbook 1939

Biography

  • Birth: Paul Albert Dercks was born on December 11, 1919 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Mary Winius were married on September 5, 1949 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Paul Albert Dercks died on January 26, 1976, at age 56, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/15.
  • Note: Paul Dercks
    103½ West North St., Little Chute
    Age 58, died Monday at 10 a.m. following a brief illness. He was born December 11, 1919 in Little Chute. He had been employed at Kimberly-Clark Corp. until his retirement in 1971 due to ill health. Mr. Dercks was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Kimberly Council 4489, the Little Chute Kiwanis Club, a member of Little Chute American Legion, the Kimberly-Clark Quarter Century Club, and a former member of the Little Chute Community Band. Mr. Dercks served with the U.S. army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ann; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Dercks of Little Chute; a daughter: Mrs. Gerald (Joan) Cummings of Neenah; two sons: Gary Dercks, Sacred Heart Center, Oneida; Clem Van Zeeland of Little Chute; five brothers: Harold, Kimberly; Thomas, Combined Locks; Russell, Eugene, and Roger , all of Little Chute; seven sisters: Mrs. Cyril (Julie) Reichel, Kaukauna; Mrs. Duane (Delores) VanderLoop, Kaukauna; Mrs Gary (Joan) Diedrick, Rt. 1, Kaukauna; Mrs. Virgil (Rosemary) Helms, Kimberly; Mrs. Irene Verhagen, Little Chute; Mrs. Elanor Mahn, Appleton; Miss LaVern Dercks, Appleton; six grandchildren. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute with the Rev. John Blaha officiating. Internment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday; the American Legion prayer Service at 7 p.m. Military rites will be conducted immediately after the service at the church. A memorial fund has been established.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1939.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Gary Joseph Dercks

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

Arnold P Gassner

M, b. March 1, 1924, d. March 10, 2004

Family: Eileen Marie Seubert (b. March 26, 1927, d. June 11, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold P Gassner was born on March 1, 1924 in Marathon, Marathon Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eileen Marie Seubert were married on October 13, 1945.
  • Death: Arnold P Gassner died on March 10, 2004, at age 80, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Eileen Marie Seubert

F, b. March 26, 1927, d. June 11, 2015

Parents

  • Father: Leo Seubert (b. September 11, 1901, d. November 2, 1971)
  • Mother: Amanda Linder (b. June 4, 1905, d. November 11, 1994)

Family: Arnold P Gassner (b. March 1, 1924, d. March 10, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Eileen Marie Seubert was born on March 26, 1927 in Marathon, Marathon Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold P Gassner were married on October 13, 1945.
  • Death: Eileen Marie Seubert died on June 11, 2015, at age 88, in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Eileen Marie Gassner, age 88, died peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Brewster Village with her family at her side.

    Eileen was born on March 26, 1927 in Marathon, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Leo and Amanda (Linder) Seubert. She was a Marathon High School graduate of 1945. Eileen was united in marriage to Arnold P. Gassner on October 13, 1945. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Parish in Appleton. Eileen cherished her time with family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing cards, crafts and volunteer work.

    Eileen is survived by her loving family, Dianne (Ken) Geurts, Winneconne; Sue (Alan) Ansorge, Wisconsin Rapids; Ken (Charlotte) Gassner, Hortonville; Mike (Chris) Gassner, Greenville; Jo (Randy) Bockin, Hortonville; Tim (Joanne) Gassner, Neenah; and Kay Guyant, Berlin; a son-in-law, Bill Igl, Neenah; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, a sister, Anna Mae Susor, Menasha; a brother, Lloyd (Beatrice) Seubert, Appleton; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Seubert, Appleton. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband Arnold, daughter Joan Igl, granddaughter Jessica Gassner, a brother Harold Seubert and a sister Lucille Wisniewski.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday June 15, 2015 at St. Pius X Catholic Parish, 500 W. Marquette Street, Appleton with the Rev. Tom Schmied officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. Visitation will be at St. Pius X on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. A memorial fund is being established.

    A special thank you to the staff of Brewster Village for their extraordinary care and compassion.

Helen Lockery

F, b. November 7, 1917, d. February 18, 1992

Parents

Family: Lester P Seggelink (b. March 19, 1914, d. September 18, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Helen Lockery was born on November 7, 1917 in Town of Cicero, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lester P Seggelink were married on May 30, 1935 in Indiana.
  • Death: Helen Lockery died on February 18, 1992, at age 74, in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Friday, February 21, 1992

    Mrs. Helen L. Seggelink
    704 Western St. Marshfield

    Age 74, died at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, Tuesday, February 18, 1992 at 8:40 p.m. She was born November 7, 1917 in the Town of Cicero, Outagamie County, daughter of Ralph and Henrietta [Reinke] Lockery. She received her education in Kaukauna. The former Helen L. Lockery was married to Lester G. Seggelink on May 30, 1935 in Lake County, Indiana. She was employed for Zwicker Knitting Mill in Appleton for 31 years until retiring because of ill health. In 1980, she moved to Marshfield to reside with her daughter and son in-law until the present time. Mrs. Seggelink was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton.

    She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ham [Pat] Sinn, Carol Seggelink, both of Marshfield; Mrs. Theodore [Nancy] Paters, Oshkosh; a grandson, Kirby; a sister, Mrs. Jane Ellenbecker, Appleton; two brothers, James Lockery, Neenah; Donald Lockery, Wild Rose.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothes.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 1992 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Marshfield. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call at the Remb/Kundinger Chapel, Marshfield on Friday, February 21, 1992 at 4 p.m. where a parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 and again on Saturday until the hour of service.

Ham Sinn

M, b. circa 1937, d. yes

Biography

  • Birth: Ham Sinn was born circa 1937.
  • Death: He died yes.

Christina Diedrick

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jenny Marie Stingle

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Family: Jeremy Searl

Jeremy Searl

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John A Arnoldussen

M, b. July 30, 1902, d. March 25, 1989

Parents

Family: Marie Helen Wendland (b. March 6, 1908, d. March 12, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: John A Arnoldussen was born on July 30, 1902 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Helen Wendland were married on February 18, 1924.
  • Death: John A Arnoldussen died on March 25, 1989, at age 86, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Marie Helen Wendland

F, b. March 6, 1908, d. March 12, 2004

Parents

  • Father: Otto Wendland (b. May 31, 1875, d. January 21, 1947)
  • Mother: Anna Kloehn (b. December 23, 1886, d. September 9, 1973)

Family: John A Arnoldussen (b. July 30, 1902, d. March 25, 1989)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Helen Wendland was born on March 6, 1908 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John A Arnoldussen were married on February 18, 1924.
  • Death: Marie Helen Wendland died on March 12, 2004, at age 96, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 96, passed away Friday, March 12, 2004 at a local nursing home. Marie was born in the town of Vandenbroek on March 6, 1908, daughter of the late Otto and Anna (Kloehn) Wendland. She was a lifelong Kaukauna resident, and a faithful member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. On February 18, 1924, she married John Arnoldussen; he preceded her in death on March 25, 1989. Over the years, John and Marie operated the Rose Hill, The Cove, and The Wisconsin Bar in Kaukauna, and retired in 1969.

    Marie is survived by a son-in-law: Joseph Vanden Heuvel of Kaukauna; three grandchildren: Jack (Shirley) Van Den Heuvel of Kaukauna, Jerry (Sharon) Vanden Heuvel of Appleton, and Susan (Robert) Kneepkens of Neenah; five great-grandchildren: Jim (Tamara) Vanden Heuvel, Joy (Matt) Lockery, Tammy Van Den Heuvel, Ken Van Den Heuvel, and Kimberly Kneepkens; a great-great-granddaughter: Lauren; a brother: Norbert Wendland; a sister: Rosemary Schmitz; and a sister-in-law: Viola Wendland. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John in 1989, a daughter Lucille Vanden Heuvel in 1982, an infant son Lawrence, and brothers Elmer and Reinhardt Wendland.

    The funeral liturgy for Marie will be held on Monday, March 15, 2004 at 4:00 PM at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 2:00 PM until the hour of the service.

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

Otto Wendland

M, b. May 31, 1875, d. January 21, 1947

Parents

Family: Anna Kloehn (b. December 23, 1886, d. September 9, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Otto Wendland was born on May 31, 1875 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Kloehn were married on May 7, 1907 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Otto Wendland died on January 21, 1947, at age 71.
  • Burial: He was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kaukauna Times
    January 24, 1947
    Otto Wendland Dies Tuesday at Age of 71
    Born in Germany, Came to U.S. as Young Man; Lived in Kaukauna 45 Years
    Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, at the Fargo Funeral home for Otto Wendland, who died at 11:45, Tuesday evening, at his home on Route 2. He was 71 years old and had been ill for one and one-half years.
    Mr. Wendland was born in Germany, May 31, 1875, and came to the United States as a young man. After working in various parts of the United States, he cam to Kaukauna 45 years ago, where he as lived ever since. He married Miss Anna Kloehn in 1896.
    He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church and the Papermakers union.
    The Rev. Paul Th. Oehlert will be in charge of the services and the burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the services.
    Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. John Arnoldussen and Mrs. William Schmitz, both of Kaukauna; two sons, Reinhard and Norman, both of Route 2; three brothers and one sister in Germany; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Anna Kloehn

F, b. December 23, 1886, d. September 9, 1973

Parents

Family: Otto Wendland (b. May 31, 1875, d. January 21, 1947)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Kloehn was born on December 23, 1886 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Otto Wendland were married on May 7, 1907 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Kloehn died on September 9, 1973, at age 86, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Matt Lockery

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Kimberly Kneepkens

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Donald J Landua

M, b. November 5, 1931, d. March 12, 2004

Biography

  • Birth: Donald J Landua was born on November 5, 1931 in Town of Osborn, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 12, 2004, at age 72, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 72, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, March 12, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born November 5, 1931 in the town of Osborn, son of the late Roland “Jeff” and Alma (Schultz) Landua, and was raised and loved by his step-mother Leona “Nonie” Landua. Don was a 1950 graduate of the Kimberly High School. For a time, he worked at the Denmark and Black Creek Cheese Factories, and later in 1950 became employed by the Kimberly Clark mill in Kimberly. In 1951, Don began a three-year tour with the United States Army, and was stationed in Virginia Beach, Panama, Newfoundland, and Greenland. In 1954, he returned to his position at Kimberly Clark and retired from MidTec in 1993. In his retirement, Don was proud to have been promoted to Head Lawn Roller for Whitey’s Lawn Service as well as Head of Maintenance for the Darboy Club. Don was also a member of the William Verhagen Post #60 of the American Legion. Don absolutely loved the time he was able to spend with his dear friend Wilma over the past years. He also looked forward to traveling with his buddies, gardening, and spending summers at Weaver’s Resort on Pelican Lake over the years.

    Survivors include his special friend and companion: Wilma DeMain of Gresham and their dog Chatoe; his children: Guy (Sandy) Landua of Butte des Morts; Kim (Mark) Helms of Seymour; Kay (Rick) Chadwick of Greenleaf; Jay Landua, Tod “Whitey” (Julie) Landua of Kaukauna; Lee “Bubber” (Barbara) Landua of Kaukauna; Amy (Chuck) Putzer of Oshkosh; Gidget (Rick) Menting of Combined Locks; fourteen grandchildren: Jesse, Cassie, Tracy, Craig, Brent, Marni, Heidi (Rob), Andrew, Josh, Jay Jay, Jeremy, Travis, Phillip, and Tony; two great-grandchildren: Alex and Tyger; a former daughter-in-law who remains a family friend: Jane (Tim) Pleshek. He is also survived by numerous aunts, cousins, other relatives, and many friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents; twin grandsons Marcus and Maxwell Menting, his step-mother Leona (nee Birkholz) Landua.

    Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Monday, March 15, 2004 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jan Frederickson of El Shaddai Christian Fellowship officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 PM until the hour of the service. There will be a legion visitation at 6:45 PM Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Don’s name.

    Don was a loving father and grandfather who thought the world of his children and grandchildren. He was a friend to many and will be remembered for his sense of humor, his practical jokes, and his kind manner. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

    The family would like to thank Dr. Bar Lev, his staff, the entire staff at the Appleton Medical Center and the Martha Siekman Cancer Center for the wonderful care, concern, and compassion shown to Don and his family. You are all very special people and we will never forget what you have done for us.


    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Avenue Kimberly, WI 54136 920-788-6202.

Mary Jane VanZeeland

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Thomas Anthony Kalupa

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Margaret Emma VanZeeland

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America