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Leland J Valentine

M, b. December 12, 1916, d. June 16, 1988

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Biography

  • Birth: Leland J Valentine was born on December 12, 1916 in Town of Cicero, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Exilda C Geenen were married on October 23, 1945 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leland J Valentine died on June 16, 1988, at age 71.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Dennis J Green

M, b. March 16, 1955, d. March 29, 1974

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Biography

  • Birth: Dennis J Green was born on March 16, 1955.
  • Death: He died on March 29, 1974, at age 19.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Friends Remember
    Victims recalled as being warm, carefree
    BY BERNIE PETERSON
    KAUKAUNA - The people came in small groups, pulling their cars alongside the shoulder of State 55 and walking over to the west side of the road.
    They looked around at the scattered pieces of wreckage, saying
    little or nothing. Most of them didn't stay long because it was cold and drizzly, just like the night before.
    There really wasn't much to look at because the two battered cars had been towed away and locked up at the county garage, where no one could get in to look at them.
    But still the people came to look, because for many it was their
    friends and relatives who died here Friday night. Five died. One more was critically injured.
    Authorities were calling it one of the worst traffic accidents in Outagamie County history.
    There were the two cars. As best as police could figure out, one was traveling south on 55, probably at a high rate of speed. The other
    was moving east on Lau Road. Maybe it had just pulled out from
    the stop sign. Nobody really knows for sure.
    But there was such a terrible impact that the two cars continued
    south from the point of the crash some 200 feet through a ditch and
    into a farm field.
    Five of the six were thrown clear. The other was trapped in his
    car. He was Bill Van Eperen, 21.
    Bill had bought that 1974 Pontiac new just three months before. He had left his route 2, Kaukauna home about 8 p.m. Friday to do
    some socializing.
    Two and one-half hours later he lay dead, pinned in the wreckage of his new car.
    "Bill always had a smile on his face," recalled a buddy, Mike
    Romenesko, as he surveyed the crash scene. "He was the type of
    guy who would go out of his way to say 'hi' to you."
    A classmate from Freedom High School would say later how she remembered the time when Bill accidentally shoved his elbow through a glass door at the school after being chased by another student.
    Not that Bill was a troublemaker, said Linda Vanden Berg. He was just carefree.
    Norman Green looked at the muddy farm field and wreckage remnants. His cousin Dennis and another friend Donald Braun were in the car with Bill.
    "They were all good buddies," he said. Don, 18, managed to survive the crash. Dennis, 19, didn't. He was dead on arrival at a hospital at 11 :24 p.m.
    "They were all real easygoing," commented another friend of the
    three, Bob Fox. "They tried to be friends with everybody."
    All had graduated from Freedom High School, Bill in 1970, the
    others last May. Nobody seems quite sure where the three were between the time Bill left home and the time the two cars collided at 10:35 p.m.
    Police belIeve Bill was driving south on 55 just prior to the crash. Quite possibly he was heading for the Starlite Bar, a little more than a mile down the road. There was a dance being put on there by the Freedom Mets baseball team.
    Most of their friends would be there. "You would expect these
    three to be there," said their former high school principal, John
    Schwaller.
    About quarter to seven, Richard Lenhart's parents dropped him off at the home of Scott and Wayne Ellis in Kaukauna. Richard and
    Wayne were juniors together at Kaukauna High School. Scott had
    dropped out of Wrightstown High the year before to take a job as a
    truck driver.
    Together the three went downtown to the VFW Hall in a 1964
    Chevrolet Scott had just bought the day before. They were going to the regular Friday night high school dance at the hall.
    They were still there a few minlues before 10:30. Scott and
    Wayne's sister Kim saw them there at that time.
    Soon afterward, Scott, Wayne and Richard got into the Chev with another friend, who lived on Lau Road north of the city, and who
    needed a ride home. As of today, authorities were still attempting to
    learn the identity of this person.
    Wherever the cars were heading, they collided at 55 and Lau Road. The wreckage was not a pretty sight.
    By 6 a.m. Coroner Bernard Kemps had completed most of his
    preliminary work. He had been one of several persons who worked
    until dawn collecting information.
    His investigation showed that Van Eperen died from massive
    internal chest injuries; Green from a fractured neck; Lenhart from a skull fracture and brain injuries, and the Ellis brothers from fractured
    necks.
    Braun underwent surgery Saturday morning for head injuries and
    hospital officials said later that his condition improved from critical to
    serious.
    "We worked under very adverse conditions. It was drizzly and
    muddy," said Kemps of the initial investigation.
    He said the pavement at the intersection was wet, but it was clear
    of ice. The preliminary investigation did not turn up skidmarks,
    which is somewhat unusual, since the intersection shows excellent
    visibility in all four directions. It would seem that one of the drivers
    should have seen the second car approaching.
    The investigative work continues. Kemps has not ruled out calling an inquest.
    Going through his records, Kemps said it was the worst crash
    in the county since four people died in a two-car collision on U.S.
    45, just northwest of Greenville in 1954. In 1950. seven teenage youths died in a Single-car crash in Appleton.

Henry C Geenen

M, b. May 20, 1902, d. March 1, 1993

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Biography

  • Birth: Henry C Geenen was born on May 20, 1902 in Town of Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 1, 1993, at age 90, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Alma C Geenen

F, b. March 31, 1908, d. May 11, 1987

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Family: Frank L Buettner (b. December 12, 1907, d. May 13, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Alma C Geenen was born on March 31, 1908 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Frank L Buettner were married on July 15, 1930.
  • Death: Alma C Geenen died on May 11, 1987, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Star of Hope Mausoleum, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Marion A Geenen

F, b. December 8, 1903, d. August 2, 2000

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Family: Raymond J Murphy (b. November 30, 1898, d. January 24, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Marion A Geenen was born on December 8, 1903.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond J Murphy were married in 1924.
  • Death: Marion A Geenen died on August 2, 2000, at age 96.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Frank L Buettner

M, b. December 12, 1907, d. May 13, 1991

Family: Alma C Geenen (b. March 31, 1908, d. May 11, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank L Buettner was born on December 12, 1907 in Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Alma C Geenen were married on July 15, 1930.
  • Death: Frank L Buettner died on May 13, 1991, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Raymond J Murphy

M, b. November 30, 1898, d. January 24, 1937

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Family: Marion A Geenen (b. December 8, 1903, d. August 2, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond J Murphy was born on November 30, 1898.
  • Marriage: He and Marion A Geenen were married in 1924.
  • Death: Raymond J Murphy died on January 24, 1937, at age 38.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Gavin James Newhouse

M, b. October 27, 2004, d. October 27, 2004

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Biography

  • Birth: Gavin James Newhouse was born on October 27, 2004 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 27, 2004, at age 0, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Saturday, October 30, 2004

    Newhouse, Gavin James Stillborn Infant

    Gavin James Newhouse, infant son of Craig and Erin (Schnetzer) Newhouse was stillborn on October 27, 2004 in La Crosse.

    He is survived by his Parents, maternal grandparents: Jim and Louise Alsteen, Appleton, paternal grandparents: Jim and Kris Newhouse, Freedom, maternal great-grandfather: Carl Rohloff, Appleton, paternal great-grandparents: Don and Shirley Newhouse, Freedom and Noland and Alma Marien, Seymour, two aunts, an uncle and cousins: Delanie (Jason) McGlone and their children Casey and Ally, Appleton, Dana Newhouse, Freedom.

    He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Greg Schnetzer and maternal great-grandmother, Bernice Rohloff.

    Graveside Services were held on Friday, October 29, 2004, at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery, Freedom with Deacon Don Newhouse officiating. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna, WI 54130.

    To our Angel Gavin, Even though it was a short time, remember you’ll always be on our mind. We love your precious little nose, those cute fingers and toes. As you look down over our family, you’ll see in our hearts, you’ll always be.

Angus Charles McIntyre

M, b. November 5, 1894, d. October 29, 1973

Family: Leona A Verstegen (b. July 7, 1895, d. March 22, 1989)

Biography

  • Birth: Angus Charles McIntyre was born on November 5, 1894.
  • Marriage: He and Leona A Verstegen were married on April 19, 1920 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Angus Charles McIntyre died on October 29, 1973, at age 78.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

James A McIntyre

M, b. April 19, 1924, d. October 23, 2004

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Biography

  • Birth: James A McIntyre was born on April 19, 1924 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 23, 2004, at age 80.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James A. McIntyre, MD

    James A. McIntyre, MD, Green Bay, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2004, of congestive heart failure. He was born to Angus Charles and Leone Verstegen McIntyre on April 19, 1924, in Little Chute, Wisconsin. His long and distinguished military career began in World War II with an acceptance into the elite US Navy V-5 pilot program, where he received his “wings of gold” at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, in 1944. When the war ended, he returned to his home state to complete his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Wisconsin. As a senior medical student, he rejoined the Navy. Upon graduation in 1958, he was assigned a rotating internship at the US Naval Hospital, St. Albans, New York. His four-year pathology residency was done at the US Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. He was board certified in both Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. After his residency, he was assigned as Chief of Laboratory Services at the US Naval Hospital, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, home of the Marine Corps’ “Expeditionary Forces in Readiness,” including the 2nd Marine Division. His final active duty assignment was as head of the clinical and anatomic divisions in the laboratories at the US Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois. He remained active in the Naval Reserve until 1984, when he retired at the rank of Commander. Dr. McIntyre returned to Wisconsin, and civilian life, in 1969 when he joined Physicians Medical Laboratory in Janesville. Two years later, he moved to Green Bay, where he worked at St. Mary’s Hospital until his retirement in 1986. An Emeritus Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology, he was also a member of the Brown County and Wisconsin Medical Societies, and the Wisconsin Pathology Association. An avid swimmer, he was an active member of the YMCA Health Club for many years. Retirement afforded him the opportunity to pursue his passion for history, travel, cinema, reading, music, and art. He was a member of the Peninsula Art School in Door County, the Bonita Springs (Florida) Art Association, and the Naples (Florida) Art School. An accomplished pianist, he also loved classical music concerts, especially at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. Dr. McIntyre is survived by his wife, Jane (McNamara); sons, David and Thomas; and daughter, Anne. Also survived by brother, Donald (Barbara) McIntyre, Hot Springs, Ark.; brother, Angus McIntyre, Menasha, Wis.; sister, Jean Kaehler, Ripon, Wis.; sister-in-law, Barbara McIntyre, Mesa, Ariz.; granddaughter, Ashley McIntyre; family friend, Joanie McIntyre, Appleton, Wis.; 21 nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thomas McIntyre, Mesa, Ariz.; and a sister, Marge Bartels, Manitowoc, Wis.. Arrangements were handled by Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton, Wis., www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com. Services at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Appleton, Wis., were private. The McIntyre Family wishes to thank Dr. Mazen Al Khalisy for his compassionate care. Dr. McIntyre embodied the Navy Creed: Honor. Courage. Commitment. In lieu of flowers or memorials, Dr. McIntyre requested prayers and support for all military personnel, at home and abroad.

Jane McNamara

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Family: James A McIntyre (b. April 19, 1924, d. October 23, 2004)

David McIntyre

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Thomas McIntyre

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Anne McIntyre

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Donald John McIntyre

M, b. February 12, 1926, d. November 1, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: Donald John McIntyre was born on February 12, 1926 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 1, 2011, at age 85, in Hot Springs, Garland Co, Arkansas.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Donald John McIntyre, 85, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas passed away, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at his home. He was born February 12, 1926 in Little Chute, Wisconsin to Angus Charles and Leone Verstegan McIntyre.

    Donald was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired attorney and executive in the health insurance industry. He received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Donald enjoyed golf and was a skilled woodcarver and avid reader. He was also a member of Hot Springs Village Men's Chorus and Brushstrokes (painter). Donald will be remembered as a Renaissance man and a true gentleman. Donald served as Judge Advocate for the American Legion and was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

    He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, James and Thomas McIntyre; and sister, Marge McIntyre Bartels. Donald is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Louise McIntyre; sons, Andrew Charles McIntyre (Paula), Jeffrey Thomas McIntyre (Sue) Robert Fraser McIntyre (Ann) and Douglas James McIntyre; daughters, Kathryn Ann Mezei (Donald) and Ann Louise Brown (David); brother, Angus R. McIntyre; sister, Jean McIntyre Kahler; and seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian burial will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Father Bill Elser as officiant. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin at a later date.

Angus McIntyre

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Jean McIntyre

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Unknown Kaehler

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Thomas McIntyre

M, b. 1930, d. yes

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas McIntyre was born in 1930.
  • Death: He died yes.

Leone Marguerite McIntyre

F, b. April 21, 1922, d. February 17, 2002

Parents

Family: Marvin Charles Richard Bartels (b. February 20, 1912, d. May 27, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Leone Marguerite McIntyre was born on April 21, 1922 in Port Edwards, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin Charles Richard Bartels were married on February 16, 1946 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leone Marguerite McIntyre died on February 17, 2002, at age 79, in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.

Marvin Charles Richard Bartels

M, b. February 20, 1912, d. May 27, 1990

Family: Leone Marguerite McIntyre (b. April 21, 1922, d. February 17, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Marvin Charles Richard Bartels was born on February 20, 1912 in Cecil, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Leone Marguerite McIntyre were married on February 16, 1946 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marvin Charles Richard Bartels died on May 27, 1990, at age 78, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.

Roland Monroe Buck

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