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Helen A Banning

F, b. September 8, 1929, d. March 15, 2005

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  • Birth: Helen A Banning was born on September 8, 1929 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Dale B Kilgas were married on October 20, 1951 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Helen A Banning died on March 15, 2005, at age 75, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 75, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Helen was born September 8, 1929, the daughter of the late Forrest and Martha (Berens) Banning. On October 20, 1951, she married Dale Kilgas at Holy Cross Church in Kaukauna; he survives. Over the years, Helen worked at various jobs, including the Kaukauna Library and as a personal caregiver in the area. Many will also remember Helen as a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul and at St. Paul Home. Helen was an avid reader and enjoyed frequent bus trips to the casino with friends. She also kept a beautiful flower and vegetable garden. She thought the world of her grandchildren, and enjoyed time spent with them reading and singing. Helen was a very generous person who enjoyed people and loved life.

    Helen is survived by her husband: Dale Kilgas of Kaukauna; a son: Jeff Kilgas of Kaukauna and his children Leah (Kevin) Micke, Theresa Kilgas, her son Bryce and her fiancé Corey Jansen, Sam Kilgas, and Charlie Kilgas; a son: Eric Kilgas of Kaukauna and his children Zachary and Matthew Kilgas; a son: Kurt Kilgas of Kaukauna; a son: Andy (Wendy) Kilgas of Omro and their children Moira, Isaiah, Rachel, Eli, and Tabitha Kilgas; a daughter: Lynn (Ed) Voet of Kaukauna and their children Sarah, Amy, David, and Caroline Voet; a son: Adam (Dana) Kilgas of Little Chute and their sons Adam, Noah, Wyatt Kilgas; a daughter-in-law: Cindy Kilgas of Chilton and her children Joshua, Justin, and Chelsea Kilgas. Helen is also survived by two sisters: Gretchen Fitzpatrick of Appleton and Mary (Bob) Flynn of Kaukauna; two brothers-in-law: David (Frannie) Kilgas of Kaukauna and Wayne Rewey of California; sisters-in-law: Joan (Francis) Gerow of Kaukauna, Rita (Dave) Gatz of Kaukauna, and Margaret “Mugs” Kilgas of Kaukauna. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, by Dale’s parents Norbert and Agnes (Gillen) Kilgas, a son John Kilgas in 1996, brothers-in-law: Ed Fitzpatrick and Don Kilgas; and a sister-in-law: Mary Ellen Rewey.

    The funeral liturgy for Helen will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 18, 2005 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 119 W. Seventh Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Robert Udulutsch, OFM Cap. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9 AM until the hour of the service.

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

Sarah Lynn Voet

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Amy Marie Voet

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David Voet

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Caroline Anne Voet

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Joseph H VanHoof

M, b. March 2, 1920, d. July 11, 2008

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  • Birth: Joseph H VanHoof was born on March 2, 1920 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine W School were married on October 16, 1954.
  • Death: Joseph H VanHoof died on July 11, 2008, at age 88, in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: July 13, 2008

    Van Hoof, Joseph H. "Joe"
    Joseph H. "Joe" Van Hoof, 88, Hollandtown, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, July 11, 2008. Joe was born March 2, 1920, in Freedom, the son of John "Jack" and Rose (Green) Van Hoof. He attended the Kaukauna Trade School where he gained knowledge in machine tool and die making, engineering and planning. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy at Great Lakes, Ill. Joe was united in marriage to Catherine W. "Katie" School at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton, on Oct. 16, 1954. She survives. Prior to his retirement, Joe was employed with Brillion Iron Works for over 40 years as their in-house sales coordinator. He was a member of the American Foundrymens' Society.
    Joe and Katie moved in 1954 to be a part of the storybook community of Hollandtown. They were long-time parishioners of St. Francis Catholic Church and Joe was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member and secretary for the Hollandtown Sanitary Planning District since its inception. Joe was an absolute gun advocate. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid shooter. Each year the citizens of Hollandtown gather to participate in their annual Schut and Joe would intentionally avoid winning the tourney. He also took pride in the restoration of muzzleloaders. Joe was a voracious reader and a great historian and his family and friends will miss his precious insights.
    Survivors include his wife, Catherine "Katie"; his children, Dennis (Jean) Van Hoof and their two children, Mike and Katie, Sheboygan; Mary Borree and her son, Max, Point Pleasant, N.J.; Jim Van Hoof and his children, Hannah and Joe, Hollandtown; Sue (Dan) Voet and their children, Jack and Mary, Kaukauna; and Joan Van Hoof, Menasha; three sisters and a brother, Lillian (Tony) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; Don Van Hoof, Kaukauna; Ann DeCoster, Little Chute; and Marian Ragen, Kaukauna; two sisters-in-law, Liz Van Hoof, Little Chute; and Grace School, Appleton. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
    Joe was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norbert; and brothers-in-law, Larry DeCoster and Ronald "Red" Ragen.
    The funeral mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, at ST. KATHERINE DREXEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, St. Francis Site, 433 CTH CE, Hollandtown, with Fr, Marty Fox as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the church until the time of the mass.
    A memorial fund is being established in his name.
    The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Joe's special caregiver and friend, Ellen "Ellie" Scheibe, ThedaCare at Home Hospice and the entire Hollandtown community for the love and support given to them the past several months.
    Fargo Funeral Home
    400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Kaukauna
    920-766-6200
    Online condolences at:
    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Catherine W School

F, b. September 2, 1928, d. October 19, 2008

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  • Birth: Catherine W School was born on September 2, 1928 in Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph H VanHoof were married on October 16, 1954.
  • Death: Catherine W School died on October 19, 2008, at age 80.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: October 21, 2008

    Van Hoof, Catherine W.
    Catherine died at her home, surrounded by her family, in Hollandtown where she had lived with her husband, Joseph, for 54 years. Joe preceded her in death on July 11, 2008. She was born on a farm near Forest Junction to the late Anthony and Mary (McDonnell) School. A graduate of Brillion High School, she began her studies at Longfellow School. In 1940, the family moved to Brillion. Catherine worked in photographic studios before her marriage and later in the lab at White Clover Dairy. She was a good bowler and golfer, and she had a great sense of humor. She was a member of St. Francis Parish. She will be fondly remembered for her 4H speech instruction for many members of the community.
    She is survived by her five children: Dennis (Jean) Van Hoof, Sheboygan; Mary Borree, Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey; Jim Van Hoof, Hollandtown; Sue (Dan) Voet, Kaukauna; Joanie Van Hoof, Menasha; seven grandchildren: Mike and Katie Van Hoof, Max Borree, Hannah and Joey Van Hoof and Jack and Mary Voet. She is further survived by her sister, Grace School, Appleton; sisters-in-law: Delores School, Green Bay; Ann DeCoster, Little Chute, Lillian (Tony) Van Wychen, Marian Ragen, Liz Van Hoof and a brother-in-law, Donald Van Hoof, all of Kaukauna, many nieces and nephews and many friends, a special friend and caregiver, Ellen Scheibe, De Pere, and Elsie and Bill Harrison of Wolverhampton, England.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, two brothers: Jerome and Gordon School and a nephew, Douglas School; brothers-in-law: Norbert Van Hoof, Larry DeCoster and Ronald "Red" Ragen; and a nephew: Pat Ragen; a sister-in-law, Marge School; and an aunt, Kit McDonnell.
    The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, at St. Katharine Drexel, St. Francis site, 433 County Trunk CE, Hollandtown. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. on Thursday until the time of mass at the church. She will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery. A memorial fund is being established in her name.
    The family expresses heartfelt thanks to all the hard working ThedaCare At Home Hospice staff for enabling to keep Mom at home, and a special thank you to Dr. Bruce Danz and his nurse, Sue, for all their compassionate care.
    Fargo Funeral Home
    400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
    Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130
    920-766-6200
    online condolences at
    www.wichmannfargo.com.

John Daniel Voet

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mary Joan Voet

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Albert Peter Buechel

M, b. November 6, 1905, d. April 13, 1970

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Family: Florence McCormick (b. August 12, 1908, d. March 16, 1995)

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  • Birth: Albert Peter Buechel was born on November 6, 1905.
  • Death: He died on April 13, 1970, at age 64.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown, Wisconsin.

Florence McCormick

F, b. August 12, 1908, d. March 16, 1995

Family: Albert Peter Buechel (b. November 6, 1905, d. April 13, 1970)

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  • Birth: Florence McCormick was born on August 12, 1908 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 16, 1995, at age 86, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown, Wisconsin.

Barbara Ann Buechel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

William Robert Buechel

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Kristin Leigh Buechel

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Steven Thomas Sauvey

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jennifer VanGheem

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Joan Florence Smits

F, b. June 28, 1927, d. October 12, 2007

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  • Birth: Joan Florence Smits was born on June 28, 1927 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Divorce: She was divorced.
  • Death: She died on October 12, 2007, at age 80.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: October 15, 2007

    Smits, Joan F. Joan F. Smits, 80, De Pere, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2007, at a local nursing home. She was born June 28, 1927, in De Pere, daughter to the late Virgil A. and Alma (Collette) Smits. Joan attended St. Francis Grade School and East De Pere High School, and went on to become an aviation reservationist based in Washington, D.C. She then attended the two-year college course at the Grail for Women affiliated with Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she majored in Christian living and later obtained a degree in Gregorian chant from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She then helped open St. Catherine Bookshop where she also taught classes. She also was founder of the Montessori School in Green Bay, which is still flourishing today. Years later, Joan went into the women's retail business with the Petri Corp. of New York. She opened stores for this company in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Milwaukee. She returned to Green Bay to help open Port Plaza Mall and was on the board of directors and manager of Braun's women's clothing. Later she worked in Pasadena, Calif., for a battered women's shelter for two years. She then managed Catherine's Women's Shop in Bay Park Square until her retirement. Joan had an elaborate egg collection of over 75 eggs from around the world. Joan was deeply committed to her children and grandchildren. They were a vital part of her life. She will be remembered with love and affection. Survivors include her children, Raymond Sauvey and his companion, Julie Albrecht, Carbondale, Colo.; David Sauvey and his wife, Marian, Evansville, Ind. and their children, Gretchen, Peter, Carl and Philip; Dr. Mary Sauvey and her two children, Conall and Tadhg, Green Bay; Susan Hahn and her husband, Douglas, and their children, Nicholas, Zachary and Emily, Appleton; Paul Sauvey and his wife, Marie, De Pere, and their two children, Katie and Colleen; Steven Sauvey and his wife, Barb, Neenah; and Ann and Scott Breitenbach, Columbus, Wis., and their two children, Amanda and Stephanie; brother and sister-in-law, Richard A. Smits and his wife, Arlene, Arkansas; sister, Dr. Marilyn R. Smits, Milwaukee; and sister-in-law, Doris Smits, De Pere. Joan was preceded in death by her mother, Alma Collette Smits; father, Virgil A. Smits; stepmother, Florence Smits and brother, Robert J. Smits. A memorial service will be held at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. Music, songs, and reflections of Joan's life will be at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Joan's name. Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneralhome.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Keria Hockers

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Matthew Hockers

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Vernon Arlan Fink

M, b. February 14, 1921, d. April 26, 1993

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Family: Geraldine V Kepple (b. November 24, 1921, d. July 19, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Vernon Arlan Fink was born on February 14, 1921 in Marion, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Geraldine V Kepple were married on July 3, 1947 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Vernon Arlan Fink died on April 26, 1993, at age 72, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Geraldine V Kepple

F, b. November 24, 1921, d. July 19, 2007

Family: Vernon Arlan Fink (b. February 14, 1921, d. April 26, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Geraldine V Kepple was born on November 24, 1921 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Vernon Arlan Fink were married on July 3, 1947 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Geraldine V Kepple died on July 19, 2007, at age 85, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: July 22, 2007

    Fink, Geraldine V. "Geri" Geraldine V. Fink "Geri" Kimberly, age 85, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. Geri was born November 24, 1921, to the late Edgar and Goldie (Harwick) Kepple in Antigo, WI. She graduated from Antigo High School and married Vernon Fink on July 3, 1947, and soon moved to Kaukauna. Geri was a homemaker, raising three children and also worked at Prange Way. She thoroughly enjoyed music, gave accordion lessons and was active with the choirs at the Thompson Community Center. Geri was a longtime member at Bethany Lutheran Church and will be missed by all who knew her.

    She is survived by two daughters: Bonnie (Bernard) Van Zeeland) and Wendy (John) Cappaert; eight grandchildren: Greg (Kristen) Van Zeeland, Brad Van Zeeland, Lori (Ryan) Swick, Kara (Chris) Nimis, Craig (Jenny) Cappaert, Carri (Randy) Mallery, Christine (Alex) Emmer and Daniel Ebben and seven great-grandchildren: Kayla, Jason, Jacob, Hannah, Rachel, Tyler and Kylee.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vernon, her son, Bill, a sister, Joyce (Paul) Richards and a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Rudy) Wield.

    Geri's funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2007, at BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 124 10th Street, Kaukauna, with Rev. Walt Steinbach officiation. Friends will be received on Monday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial is being established. Entombment will take place in Appleton's Highland Memorial Park. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna, is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.

Gregory Thomas VanZeeland

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Richard Peter Rohe

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