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Barbara J Knabenbauer

F, b. August 26, 1940, d. June 16, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: Barbara J Knabenbauer was born on August 26, 1940 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 16, 2012, at age 71.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Barbara Ahrens, of Appleton, age 71, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her home. She was born on August 26, 1940, in Appleton, the daughter of the late Clarence and Agnes (Van Elzen) Knabenbauer. Barb was a loyal employee at Colony Oaks Care Center for 42 years, and showed great compassion towards all the residents. She enjoyed special time with family, especially her children, grandchildren and her dog, Annie. Barb looked forward to playing poker with the card club ladies and their annual trip to Kelly Lake, going to the casino and she enjoyed rooting for her beloved Chicago Cubs. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

    Barb is survived by her children: Mark (Amy) Ahrens, Dawn (late Duane) Ahrens-Trams, and Tim (Linda) Ahrens; grandchildren: Ashley and Kayla Ahrens; Sam and Zach Ahrens; great grandson: Parker; brother: Gary (Julie) Knabenbauer; aunt: Jean Schmit and special goddaughter: Tracy Baeten, and other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the father of her children, Jack Ahrens, and good friends, Rosie and Tom Ahrens. Barb was preceded in death by her sister, Judy (John) Burzynski, and her uncle, Earl Schmit.

    The funeral service for Barbara will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1850 American Drive in Neenah. Rev. Jeff Prewitt will be officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. A visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 3:00 pm until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name. Online condolences can be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    Sincere thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside, Dr. Joyce Bauer, and Dr. Avi Bar- Lev for your care and compassion. Special thanks to her condo friends, Laurie and Dave, Barb, Jenny, and Laney and her special friend, Cheryl Salzman, for being a blessing in her life.

    Mom, you will be in our hearts forever. Love u bunches.

Judith Ann Knabenbauer

F, b. June 4, 1945, d. June 17, 2008

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Biography

  • Birth: Judith Ann Knabenbauer was born on June 4, 1945 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Milo John Burzynski were married on May 8, 1966 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Judith Ann Knabenbauer died on June 17, 2008, at age 63, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: June 18, 2008

    Burzynski, Judith A.
    Judith A. Burzynski, 63, Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Franciscan Care Center, Appleton. She was born June 4, 1945, in Appleton, to Clarence and Agnes (Van Elzen) Knabenbauer. Judy married Milo John Burzynski and they just celebrated their 42nd Anniversary on May 7, 2008. Judy was a cook at Appleton Medical Center for over 22 years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and served a term as Senior Regent W.O.O.M. Family meant everything to Judy, spending time with the grandkids and getting everyone together.
    Judy is survived by her husband, Milo; four children: Tracy (Tim) Baeten, Shiocton and their children: Kyra, Kendra, Tyler and Tanner; Denise (Greg) Taylor, Iola and their children: Luke, Jake, Jessie and Josh; Tom (special friend, Michelle Baeten) Burzynski, Appleton and his children: Heather, Brianna, Kayleigh and Morgan; Jason (Jennifer) Burzynski, Appleton and their daughter Emma; mother Agnes, Kimberly; sister Barbara Ahrens, Appleton; brother Gary (Julie) Knabenbauer, New Holstein; aunt, Jeanne Schmit. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, a godchild, Dawn (Duane) Trams and Judy's dogs: Chinook and Snowflake.
    She was met in heaven by her father, Clarence; uncle Earl Schmit and mother and father-in-law, Margaret Burzynski and Leo Burzynski.
    Funeral services for Judy will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Valley Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Falk officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may visit the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday also at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established.
    The family wishes to thank the staff on unit 4 at Franciscan Care especially Karen, Richard and Autumn for their care and support of Judy and her family.
    Valley Funeral Home
    2211 N Richmond St.
    Appleton, WI 54911
    920-733-5435
    www.valleyfh.com
    "Serving as would be Served."

Gary J Knabenbauer

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Family 1: Julie Ruh

Family 2: Jessie Martin

LeRoy (Jack) Ahrens

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Family: Barbara J Knabenbauer (b. August 26, 1940, d. June 16, 2012)

Milo John Burzynski

M, b. May 9, 1943, d. February 4, 2010

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Biography

  • Birth: Milo John Burzynski was born on May 9, 1943 in South Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Judith Ann Knabenbauer were married on May 8, 1966 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Milo John Burzynski died on February 4, 2010, at age 66, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 7, 2010


    Burzynski, Milo J.


    Milo J. Burzynski, 66, Shiocton, passed away on February 4, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born May 9, 1943, in South Milwaukee to Leo S. and Margaret (Snowden) Burzynski. Milo married Judith Knabenbauer on May 7, 1966, and they enjoyed 42 years together before she passed away on June 17, 2008. Milo was employed at Riverside Paper Company for 40 years before he took an early retirement to care for Judy. He was active in the union there and proudly spoke of being union president and enjoyed comparing "union war stories" with his son-in-law, Tim. He also enjoyed going to WIR in Kaukauna and seeing his friend Marv until his declining health.

    He was involved with Appleton Moose Lodge 367 for many years. Milo loved spending time on the computer chatting with his many friends and tending his farms on Facebook, being with his family and spoiling his dog Snowflake.

    Milo is survived by his daughter Tracy, with whom he lived with for the last 18 months, and her husband Tim and their children Kyra, Kendra, Tyler and Tanner; daughter Denise (Greg) Taylor and their children Luke, Jake, Jessie and Josh; sons Tom and fiancee Michelle and his children Heather, Brianna, Kayleigh and Morgan; Jason (Jennifer) and their daughter Emma. He is also survived by a brother Leon (Carole) Burzynski, Pewaukee; and sisters Chris Coleman, Jonesville, NC; and Mari Bottom, Miami, FL. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Agnes Knabenbauer; sister-in-law Barb Ahrens; and brother-in-law Gary (Julie) Knabenbauer. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and many friends both in life and on-line.

    Milo was met with open arms in heaven by his wife, Judy; his parents Leo and Margaret; brother David and infant sister Margaret Ann. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Clarence Knabenbauer; and many family and friends.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, with Fr. Falk presiding. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2010, at Valley Funeral Home, visitation will continue on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass at the church. Milo will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park.

    The family wishes to thank everyone on the Oncology Unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital, especially Ruth and Cheryl. Also a big thank you to Dr. Meena for doing everything you did for Dad.

    Dad, You were such a big part of our lives and it's hard to believe you are gone. We know that Mom met you in heaven with open arms and you are once again getting woman what woman wants. You will be forever missed and forever loved. Take care of us from above. Love, the kids.

    VALLEY

    FUNERAL HOME

    2211 N. Richmond Street

    Appleton, WI 54911

    920-733-5435

    www.valleyfh.com

    "Serving as would

    be Served."

Mark Ahrens

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Dawn Ahrens

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Family: Duane S Trams (b. August 30, 1958, d. October 12, 2008)

Timothy John Ahrens

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Thomas Anthony Burzynski

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Jason Burzynski

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John J Knabenbauer

M, b. April 15, 1885, d. January 24, 1964

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Family: Elsie Bradway (b. August 7, 1888, d. July 27, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: John J Knabenbauer was born on April 15, 1885 in Munchen, Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern, Germany.
  • Death: He died on January 24, 1964, at age 78.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1889.

Elsie Bradway

F, b. August 7, 1888, d. July 27, 1973

Family: John J Knabenbauer (b. April 15, 1885, d. January 24, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Elsie Bradway was born on August 7, 1888 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 27, 1973, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Barney VanHandel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Sarah Hoffmann

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Joanne Rose VanDyke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

John Peter VanDyke

M, b. October 5, 1915, d. December 5, 2005

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Family: Myra M Curtis (b. August 17, 1921, d. March 4, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: John Peter VanDyke was born on October 5, 1915 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Myra M Curtis were married on June 24, 1943 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Peter VanDyke died on December 5, 2005, at age 90, in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: December 6, 2005

    Van Dyke, John P. John P. Van Dyke, Appleton, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away Monday, December 5th, 2005 in Menasha, Wisconsin. He was a most remarkable man who lived a full and loving life. He was born October 5, 1915 son of Joseph R. and Laura (Liesch) Van Dyke. John was employed for 32 years by Wisconsin Michigan Power Company now Wisconsin Electric Power Company as a Supervisor of Property Accounting. In addition to his regular duties, John also worked in the community as a loaned executive for the Community Fund for 6 years and as a fund-raiser for Appleton Memorial Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital. John was a U. S. Navy veteran who served as an Aviation Chief Machinist Mate in the Pacific in WWII. He was active as an adult leader in youth activities in PTA, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts (where he enjoyed participating in the Order of the Arrow), and De Molay (where he earned the Legion of Merit). John was very active in Masonic organizations. He presided over all York Rite bodies including Appleton Lodge 349, Appleton Chapter where he received the York Rite Cross of Honor, 32 degree Scottish Rite. He was also active in the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of the State of Wisconsin and Beja Shriners A.A.O.N.M.S. of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dad is survived by many who loved him: his son Robert R. (Aleen) Van Dyke, daughter-in-law Evelyn M. Van Dyke, grand-daughter Kristyne (Steven) Gunther, grandson Nickolas (Sara) Van Dyke, and four great-grandchildren: Chelsea Gunther, Courtney Gunther, Makenzie Van Dyke, and Jacob Van Dyke. He is also survived by four brothers and sisters: Peter (Donna) Van Dyke, Eleanor (Thomas) Burke, Joan (Ralph) Gast, Thomas (Carol) Van Dyke, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives. John is also survived by a close circle of friends and by many lodge brothers. John was preceded in death by his wife Myra M. Courtois who he married on June 24, 1943 in Appleton, Wisconsin, and by his younger son Jon L. Van Dyke. He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Bob Van Dyke, Howard Van Dyke, and Jerry Van Dyke, and a sister-in-law Marion Van Dyke. A memorial service for John will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 11a.m. at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel, 3212 S. Oneida Street, Menasha, with Rev. Wendy Wirth-Brock and Rev. Larry Matthews officiating. Friends may call directly at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. John's wish was to be cremated and buried at Appleton Highland Memorial Park next to his beloved wife Myra. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dad's memory. Thanks to Dr. Kari Sheldon and her staff who enabled Dad to thrive and live his life to the fullest. Thanks also to the many nurses and aides at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Facility who's caring hearts and hands eased Dad's suffering the last 3 weeks of his life. WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME Tri-County Chapel 3212 S. Oneida Street Menasha (920) 831-9905 www.wichmannfuneralhome.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Myra M Curtis

F, b. August 17, 1921, d. March 4, 2002

Family: John Peter VanDyke (b. October 5, 1915, d. December 5, 2005)

Biography

  • Birth: Myra M Curtis was born on August 17, 1921 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Peter VanDyke were married on June 24, 1943 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Myra M Curtis died on March 4, 2002, at age 80.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Dyke, Myra

    Appleton

    Passed away after a short illness. Myra is survived by her husband, John her son, Robert (Aleen) Van Dyke, Appleton a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Van Dyke, Milwaukee grandchildren: Kristyne (Steven) Gunther and Nickolas (Sara) Van Dyke great grandchildren: Chelsea and Courtney Gunther, and Makenzie and Jacob Van Dyke her sister, Blanche (Donald) Green also survived by sisters-in-law: Eleanor (Tom) Burke, Joan (Ralph) Gast, and Helen Courtois and brothers-in-law: Jerold (Marion) Van Dyke, Peter (Donna) Van Dyke, and Tom (Carol) Van Dyke and many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Jon Van Dyke her parents and brother. Myra and her husband had been very active members of Zion Lutheran Church. Myra was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also active in the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of De Molay with her family.

    Memorial Services will be held.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.

    A special thanks to Dr. Kari Sheldon, Dr. Anthony Phillips and ThedaCare At Home Hospice for their care and support.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL

    3212 South Oneida Street

    Menasha 831-9905.

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Family: Ellen Cox

Jerald Raymond VanDyke

M, b. June 27, 1919, d. June 11, 2005

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Biography

  • Birth: Jerald Raymond VanDyke was born on June 27, 1919 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marian P Day were married on January 20, 1945.
  • Death: Jerald Raymond VanDyke died on June 11, 2005, at age 85, in Verona, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Thomas Joseph VanDyke

M, b. January 28, 1935, d. May 16, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Joseph VanDyke was born on January 28, 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on December 19, 1972.
  • Death: He died on May 16, 2006, at age 71, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 18, 2006

    Van Dyke, Thomas J. "Tom" Thomas J. "Tom" Van Dyke, 71, of Lakewood, formerly of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly May 16, 2006, at Theda Clark Medical Center. Thomas was born January 28, 1935, in Appleton, son of Joseph and Laura (Liesch) Van Dyke. Thomas married Carol Stichman, December 19, 1972. Mr. Van Dyke is a U.S. Army veteran.

    He was a member of the Bullhead, Arizona V.F.W. and American Legion. Thomas was employed at Lenox Candles, Oshkosh and Appleton Papers until his retirement.

    Tom is survived by his wife Carol; six children: Debra Pontius, Oshkosh; John Hoag, San Francisco, CA; Peter Van Dyke, WI; Mike Hoag, Neenah; Jane Van Dyke, CA; Linda Van Dyke, Neenah; six grandchildren; a brother, Peter (Donna) Van Dyke, Virginia; two sisters: Eleanor (Tom) Burke, Appleton; Joanne (Ralph) Gast, Appleton; brothers-and sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

    Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the Kessler Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

    KESSLER FUNERAL HOME

    304 S. Commercial Street

    Neenah 920-722-6464.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America