Jean Ann Ambrosius
F, b. October 28, 1930, d. February 27, 2017
- Birth: Jean Ann Ambrosius was born on October 28, 1930 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She was married on June 18, 1949 in Laona, Forest Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on February 27, 2017, at age 86.
- Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
- Note: Jean Ann (Ambrosius) Daul, 86, Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, February 27, 2017. The daughter of Adolph "Jim" and Mary (Van Susteren) Ambrosius was born on October 28, 1930 in Green Bay.
Jean married Gerald "Jerry" Daul at St. Leonard Catholic Parish in Laona on June 18, 1949. They raised two boys together on the family farm, where they lived their entire married life.
Jean and Jerry enjoyed camping together in Shawano, and treasured their winter trips to Florida.
Jean is survived by her husband, Jerry; sons Mike (Mary), Appleton, and Wayne, British Columbia, as well as her eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mary; siblings, Jim and Tom, and other extended family.
Family and friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, 1307 Lourdes Avenue, De Pere, beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 3, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 AM with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Mar. 1, 2017.
Clyde J Thomas
M, b. January 9, 1924, d. January 16, 2013
- Birth: Clyde J Thomas was born on January 9, 1924.
- Marriage: He was married on June 9, 1951 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on January 16, 2013, at age 89.
- Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
- Note: Clyde J. Thomas, 89, De Pere, passed away January 16, 2013. He was born on January 9, 1924 to Francis and Mary (Van Boxtel) Thomas. Clyde was a graduate of De Pere High School and NWTI. He served his country in the US Army during WWII in the 30th Infantry Division, 118 Field Artillery Battalion. Clyde fought in six major battles of WWII, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded medals for each of the campaigns in which he fought. Clyde married Helen Daul on June 9, 1951 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. Together, they raised a family of six children and called De Pere their home. Clyde enjoyed golf, traveling, bowling, and a great game of Sheepshead. He founded Thomas Electric in 1963. Clyde retired in 1986 and Thomas Electric continues as a family business today. He was a member of the De Pere Men's Club, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Community, De Pere.
Clyde is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Helen, as well as many loving family members: children Ken (Sandy) Thomas, Sue (Paul) Fritsch, Robert Thomas, Bill (Shelly) Thomas, Larry Thomas; daughter-in-law Amy (Scott) Sorenson; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 4 step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his younger brother, Richard (Doris) Thomas.
Clyde was preceded in death by a son, Steven; brothers: Dave Thomas, Vincent Thomas, Cyril Thomas and a sister, Germaine Schmidt.
Family and friends may call at St. Mary Parish, 4805 Sportsman Drive, Town of Ledgeview, on Sunday, January 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, from 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating and the homily offered by Fr. Jack Harper. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Clyde's grandson, Jesse Qualley for going above and beyond in caring for his grandpa, Angels on Arcadian, Heartland Hospice, and Sheila Steinfeldt for their care and compassion throughout this difficult time.
F, b. July 3, 1923, d. November 30, 2009
- Birth: Lillian Daul was born on July 3, 1923 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Wilbur J Merkley were married on October 16, 1948 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Lillian Daul died on November 30, 2009, at age 86.
- Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
- Note: December 1, 2009
Merkley, Lillian M. (Daul) "Diamond Lil"
Lillian M. (Daul) "Diamond Lil" Merkley, age 86, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2009, at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center. She was born July 3, 1923, in Freedom, the daughter of the late William and Adeline (Fox) Daul. She married Wilbur J. Merkley on October 16, 1948, in Freedom. He preceded her in death March 29, 2008. Lillian worked at Zwickers Knitting Mill, Marathon Corp., and Schultz's dime store in Menasha. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church, Menasha.
Lillian loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a great cook and baker, and made the best German potato salad and rhubarb strawberry jam.
She is survived by two sons: Donald Merkley and Paul (Vicki) Merkley, all of Neenah; two daughters: Karen (Doug) Smith, Menasha, and Mary (Roger) DeChaine, Hermantown, MN; six grandchildren: Christopher (Jen), Matthew (Jodi), Adam (Samantha), Shana (Jeremiah), Derek and Sean. Lillian is further survived by her sister, Helen (Clyde) Thomas, DePere; her brother, Gerald (Jean) Daul, Kaukauna, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wilbur J. Merkley, her brothers and sisters-in-law: Willard (Grace) Daul, Lloyd (Lorraine) Daul, Joe (Alice) Daul, and Ronald (Marge) Merkley.
The Funeral Mass for Lillian will be celebrated Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Menasha, with Fr. Paul Radetski officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of mass at the church. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Menasha.
A special thank you to: Drs. Thirunavu and Ashta, everyone at Hearthside Manor and the staff at Oakridge Gardens; your care and concern for our Mother will always be remembered. She died with dignity because of all of you.
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Wilbur J Merkley
M, b. December 25, 1921, d. March 29, 2008
Family: Lillian Daul (b. July 3, 1923, d. November 30, 2009)
- Birth: Wilbur J Merkley was born on December 25, 1921 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Lillian Daul were married on October 16, 1948 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Wilbur J Merkley died on March 29, 2008, at age 86.
- Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
- Note: March 31, 2008
Merkley, Wilbur, J.
Wilbur, J. Merkley, Menasha, 86, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center. He was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Neenah, the son of the late William and Frances (Steffens) Merkley. He married Lillian Daul on Oct. 16, 1948, in Freedom, Wis. Wilbur worked at Marathon Corporation, Neenah Electrotype and at American Can. Later, he was self-employed for many years until his retirement in 1998. He was in the Army, proudly serving in China, Burma and India. He was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Menasha. Wilbur enjoyed hunting, fishing with his sons and grandchildren.He also enjoyed riding his bike and spending time with his dog, Prince.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lillian Merkley, Menasha; two sons, Donald Merkley and Paul (Vicki) Merkley, all of Neenah; two daughters, Karen (Doug) Smith, Menasha; and Mary (Roger) DeChaine, Hermantown, Minn.; and six grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Adam, Shana, Derek and Sean. He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Helen (Clyde) Thomas, De Pere; a brother-in-law, Gerald (Jean) Daul, Kaukauna; a nephew, Bill; other nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ervin and Ronald (Margaret) Merkley; three brothers-in-law, and three sisters-in-law.
Funeral services for Wilbur will be on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 11:30 a.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Second Street, Menasha, with Father Larry Canavera officiating. Family and friends will be received at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Menasha.
A very special thank you to the staff of Oakridge Gardens and Theda Clark Critical Care Unit for their care and compassion.
Condolences for Wilbur's family can be given at www.martens-laemmrichfuneralhome.com.
Rosella A Dietzen
F, b. October 23, 1918, d. June 4, 1998
- Father: Peter Dietzen (b. March 20, 1891, d. January 15, 1985)
- Mother: Mary Johann (b. February 24, 1893, d. September 3, 1986)
- Birth: Rosella A Dietzen was born on October 23, 1918.
- Death: She died on June 4, 1998, at age 79.
- Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
Earl H Pogrant
M, b. February 24, 1915, d. April 1974
- Birth: Earl H Pogrant was born on February 24, 1915.
- Death: He died in April 1974, at age 59.
- Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
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Cecilia Marie DeBruin
F, b. July 16, 1910, d. May 13, 1959
- Birth: Cecilia Marie DeBruin was born on July 16, 1910 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on May 13, 1959, at age 48, in Kiel, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/10.
- Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena
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