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Sandra Kay Koch

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Kelly Lynn Piechocki

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Molly Ann Menning

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Diana Peterson

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Terri Peterson

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Family: Peter Curran

Kristi Kay Peterson

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Peter Curran

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Dennis Dale Gorges

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Christina Cardinal

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Marcel Cardinal

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Minnie Siebers

F, b. January 1, 1906, d. June 10, 1996

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  • Father: George Siebers (b. April 16, 1882, d. February 25, 1911)
  • Mother: Anna Haen (b. January 22, 1885, d. June 8, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Minnie Siebers was born on January 1, 1906 in Catawba, Price Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 10, 1996, at age 90, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Tuesday, June 11, 1996

    Minnie Siebers
    Formerly of Golden Venture
    Kaukauna

    Age 90, died Monday, June 10, 1996 at Parkside Care Center. She was born February 1, 1906 in Catawba, the daughter of the late George and Anna [Hein] Siebers [George Van Hoof]. She cleaned homes for local resident for many years. She then was employed at Lawrence University cleaning student resident halls. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna.

    She is survived by nephews and nieces, Donna [Jim] Simon, Idabelle, Oklahoma; Dale [Bernice] Siebers, Menasha; Betty [Gary] Teetzen, Menasha; Carol [Tony] Mooren, Brookfield; Dennis [Jean] Siebers, Livermore, California; Gary [Gina] Siebers, Cordova, Tennessee; an uncle, Steve Siebers, Longview, Washington; special friends, Bernice and Art Betters, Kaukauna.

    She was preceded in death by her brother and sister in-law, Henry and Lucina Siebers; and a step sister, Cecelia Van Hoof.

    Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Father Robert Udulutsch officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of service. A memorial has been established in her name.
    Fargo Funeral Home
    Kaukauna.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joann May Thyssen

F, b. October 18, 1935, d. August 2, 2008

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Biography

  • Birth: Joann May Thyssen was born on October 18, 1935 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on September 29, 1956 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 2, 2008, at age 72, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: August 5, 2008

    La Plante, Joan M.
    Joan M. La Plante went peacefully to be with our Lord during the evening of Saturday, August 2, 2008, after her courageous battle with cancer. Born October 18, 1935, to Nicholas and Anna (Welhouse) Thyssen, she graduated from St. Therese Grade School and Appleton High School. Joan married Eugene La Plante at St. Therese Parish on September 29, 1956. They raised four children at home in the Town of Grand Chute, and enjoyed 51 years together. Their children blessed them with 11 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.
    Joan was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Vacations were spent up north fishing and visiting with relations and friends. After their children grew up and moved on, Joan and Eugene went on many adventurous bus excursions. They especially found pleasure in their passion of polka dancing with friends for many years. Her talents of sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting have been enjoyed by the many relatives and friends that shared her life. Her favorite season was Christmas time, as she worked diligently each year to make gifts with love. The home reflected her compassionate heart. Watching the birds outside was also soothing for her. Her green thumb provided many marvelous flowers and her garden provided vegetation for her husband and family throughout the years. Her cooking and baking expertise were appreciated by many, and shared annually at St. Pius X parish picnics along with many of her craft creations. She also faithfully served at St. Pius X for many years at the parish picnics and funeral luncheons. Joan enjoyed life to the best of her abilities and survived with courage until Jesus came to take her home.
    She will be missed very much by family and friends, especially her lovingly devoted husband, who tenderly cared for her throughout her health triumphs and struggles along with the support of their daughters and son: Terry and Richard Grosek (Appleton), and their sons: Adam and James; Donna and Edward Hietpas (Little Chute), and their children: Peter (fiancee, Renee), Peggy and her daughter, Bailey and Perry; Mary and William Koleske (Hortonville) and their children, Joe and Susan; Scott and Sarah La Plante (Menasha), and children, Amber (Pat DeWitt), Amanda, Jordan, and Michael. She is also survived by a sister, Betty Burmeister and three brothers, Ken (Shirley), Jack (Audrey), Jerry (Bev) Thyssen.
    Joan was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rosie Thyssen.
    Funeral services for Joan will be on Wednesday, Aug 6, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W. Marquette, St. Appleton. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Highland memorial Park, Appleton.
    Valley Funeral Home
    2211 N. Richmond Street
    Appleton, WI 54911
    920-733-5435
    www.valleyfh.com
    "Serving as would be Served."

Elizabeth Thyssen

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Roy (Jake) Burmeister

M, b. April 2, 1928, d. May 16, 1993

Biography

  • Birth: Roy (Jake) Burmeister was born on April 2, 1928 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 16, 1993, at age 65.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.

John Thomas Thyssen

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Kenneth Roger Thyssen

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Audrey Jane LeClair

F, b. April 3, 1939, d. February 21, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Audrey Jane LeClair was born on April 3, 1939.
  • Death: She died on February 21, 2015, at age 75.
  • Note: Audrey Jane Thyssen, (LeClair), age 75, was called to be God's flower gardener on Saturday, February 21, 2015. No more weeds, just flowers. She was surrounded by her family who adored her. Audrey was born on April 3, 1939, in Two Rivers, daughter of Alfred and Dolores (Andrestek) LeClair. She graduated from Appleton West in 1957, and in 1960 she married Jack Thyssen. She had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land in 2014. Audrey was an avid Catholic and had the voice of an angel. She sang for many years in multiple church choirs, as well as for weddings and funerals. Audrey had many different jobs including giving the elderly caring assistance for 35 years. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Audrey's hobbies included her many flower gardens she cared for throughout the summer, 57 Chevy's and being an avid Packer fan, working at Lambeau Field for three seasons. Audrey had a bubbly personality that was apparent to everyone she met.

    She is survived by her husband Jack, Children: Mike (Brenda) Thyssen; Bob (Jean) Thyssen; Linda (Doug) Knuth; Thomas (Laurie) Thyssen, Jackie (Scott) Cartwright; Jill (Tim) Lencki; fifteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Sisters, Beverly (Ronald "Buck") Komp; Marilyn (Lindo "Sig") Signorelli; special sister-in-laws, Betty Burmeister and Bev Thyssen and also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Francis (Busha) Andrestek, her parents and a sister Janice Nieland.

    Funeral services for Audrey will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hortonville with Rev. Msgr. James Feely and Parish Director Greg Layton officiating. Visitation will be held at the CHURCH on Friday, February 27th from 4-8 p.m. and also on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

    Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21

    A memorial fund has been established.

Shirley Ann Ruedinger

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  • Father: Leo Ruedinger (b. May 8, 1882, d. July 10, 1967)
  • Mother: Ida M Goltz (b. February 2, 1879, d. December 24, 1964)

Eugene W Martzahl

M, b. September 27, 1925, d. April 15, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: Eugene W Martzahl was born on September 27, 1925 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Vivian Hennes were married on May 25, 1946 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eugene W Martzahl died on April 15, 2012, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Eugene W. "Gene" Martzahl, age 86, passed away on April 15, 2012 at Appleton Health Care Center. Gene was born September 27, 1925 to Genevieve (Van Dyke) and William Martzahl in Kaukauna, WI. On May 25, 1946 he was married to Vivian Hennes. After attending Kaukauna High School, Gene volunteered to proudly serve in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Saratoga. After he was honorably discharged, he returned to Kaukauna to marry his high school sweetheart, Vivian Hennes. Eugene was employed by Thilmany Paper Company for 44 years before retiring in 1987. Gene took pride in his lawn and gardening; he loved growing roses and tending to the house and yard. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons at the family cabin. Aside from hunting, he also enjoyed family gatherings, bonfires and playing cards at the cabin. Gene loved to golf and enjoyed traveling south on golfing vacations. In the Summer Gene looked forward to the EAA Convention. Eugene will be dearly missed by his children: Carolyn (Tom) Tovrea, Cindi (Robert) Patschke, Timothy (Cindy) Martzahl, Christine (Ralph) Headson, Thomas (Joni) Martzahl, Mary Tease and James (Karen) Martzahl. Gene was very proud of his 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He is further survived by sisters, Mary Krueger, Germaine McCabe, Mary Jane (Bob) Milheiser, Ann (Tom) Jansen; brothers, Jack (Rita) Martzahl, Jerry Martzahl and Paul (Sandy) Martzahl; sisters in law, Rosella (Leo) Eimmerman and Lynn Hennes; and brothers in law, Duane (Mitzi) Hennes, Dr. Thomas (Rosalie) Hennes and Norman Gerhartz. Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Martzahl; his parents, William and Genevieve Martzahl; his mother and father in law, Johanna and Norbert Hennes; his sister, Clara (Martzahl) Van Dyke; brothers in law, Clarence Van Dyke, Leon Krueger and Howard McCabe; sister in law, Rosalie Gerhartz and brother in law Harold Hennes. The memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 Wallace Street, Combined Locks. Family and friends may visit at the church on Thursday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.valleyfh.com.

    To a wonderful husband, father and friend: You will be in our hearts forever. We will love you always.

    The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Appleton Health Care Center.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Vivian Hennes

F, b. October 6, 1926, d. November 7, 2009

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Biography

  • Birth: Vivian Hennes was born on October 6, 1926 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Eugene W Martzahl were married on May 25, 1946 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Vivian Hennes died on November 7, 2009, at age 83.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: November 10, 2009


    Martzahl, Vivian (Hennes)


    Vivian Evelyn Martzahl passed away November 7th, 2009, at the age of 83. Vivian was the beloved wife of Eugene for 63 years. She was born October 6, 1926, to Norbert and Hannah Hennes in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

    Vivian will be dearly missed by her children: Carolyn (Tom) Tovrea, Cindi (Robert) Patschke, Christine (Ralph) Headson, Mary Tease (fiance Mike Witzke), Timothy (Cindy) Martzahl, Thomas (Joni) Martzahl and James (Karen) Martzahl. Vivian was very proud of her sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and delighted in spending time with them. She is further survived by one sister, Rosella (Leo) Eimmerman; and brothers: Duane (Mitzi) Hennes and Dr. Thomas (Rosalie) Hennes; sisters-in-law: Lynn Hennes, Mary Krueger, Germaine McCabe, Mary Jane (Bob) Milheiser, Ann (Tom) Jansen; and brothers-in-law: Norman Gerhartz, Jack (Rita) Martzahl, Jerry (Theresa) Martzahl and Paul (Sandy) Martzahl.

    In addition to raising her seven children, mother worked outside the home as a hairdresser and a nursing assistant at Kaukauna Hospital in the early years of her marriage. She later worked at Zwickers and Kaukauna Club. Her family will remember her for her cooking and sewing/crocheting skills. Many fond memories were made with the family at the cabin in Wausaukee. Some of mother's favorite pastimes were playing cards, golfing and fishing. She loved jewelry, roses, cardinals and chickadees.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Harold Hennes, sister Rosalie Gerhartz, sister-in-law Clara (Martzahl) Van Dyke, brothers-in-law Clarence Van Dyke, Leon Krueger and Howard McCabe.

    Family and friends may attend a funeral service at Highland Memorial Park at 3131 North Richmond Street in Appleton, on November 11, 2009. Visitation from 3-4:30. Prayer service 4:30.

    The family wishes to thank Drs. Yacoub and Haine and all staff at Appleton Health Care Center.

    Forever with the angels, always in our hearts.

Antone Albert Smits

M, b. May 22, 1899, d. February 24, 1982

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Family: Anna Mae Lewins (b. December 6, 1901, d. June 21, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Antone Albert Smits was born on May 22, 1899.
  • Death: He died on February 24, 1982, at age 82, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Mae Lewins

F, b. December 6, 1901, d. June 21, 1984

Family: Antone Albert Smits (b. May 22, 1899, d. February 24, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Mae Lewins was born on December 6, 1901 in Oneida, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 21, 1984, at age 82, in Oneida, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Leona Helen (Huntz) Smits

F, b. August 3, 1925, d. June 20, 1996

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Biography

  • Birth: Leona Helen (Huntz) Smits was born on August 3, 1925 in Greenleaf, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Norbert John VandenLangenberg were married on June 2, 1945.
  • Death: Leona Helen (Huntz) Smits died on June 20, 1996, at age 70, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.