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Gerald Albert Kersten

M, b. June 20, 1929, d. November 10, 2003

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  • Birth: Gerald Albert Kersten was born on June 20, 1929 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on March 20, 1987 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 10, 2003, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kersten, Gerald A. "Jerry" Appleton

    Age 74, died Monday morning, November 10, 2003 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born June 20, .1929 in Outagamie County; the son of August and Elsie Gust Kersten. Jerry was a life long resident of the Appleton area and will be remembered by his family and friends as a person who enjoyed taking care of other people, traveling, playing Santa Claus, playing cribbage, and as a person who had a fondness for animals. He taught his family the value of hard work by spending years as a self-employed truck driven

    Jerry will be missed by his wife Linda; children: Wally Weirnik of Appleton. Pam and Richard Klassen of Menasha, Wayne and Karin Kersten of Appleton, Brian and Jeanette Kersten of New Richmond, Michelle and Glen Roy of Neenah and Kevin and Lisa Flowers of Chilton; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Jerry is further survived by his sister Lorraine and Tony Evers of Little Chute; brother Merlin and Sue Kersten of Appleton; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Rueben Hoelzel of Menasha; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wayne, and his daughter-in-law Ellen.

    Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Lakewoods Christian Center, 800 N. Superior St., Appleton from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Brake officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

    Special thanks to the wonderful neighbors and great friends who helped care for Jerry.

Linda Rose Hoelzel

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Family: Gerald Albert Kersten (b. June 20, 1929, d. November 10, 2003)

Merlin A Kersten

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Family 1: Susan Joan Gill

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Susan Joan Gill

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Whitney Antone

M, b. December 8, 1909, d. March 5, 1991

Family: Elsie M Gust (b. January 11, 1905, d. February 21, 1995)

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  • Birth: Whitney Antone was born on December 8, 1909.
  • Death: He died on March 5, 1991, at age 81.

Susan Arnoldussen

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Eugene George VanRossum

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Sandra Arnoldussen

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Michael Schuh

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Donna Arnoldussen

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Family 2: Mark Anthony Laux (b. June 29, 1944, d. March 3, 2014)

Mark Anthony Laux

M, b. June 29, 1944, d. March 3, 2014

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Family 1: Jeannie Wheeler

Biography

  • Birth: Mark Anthony Laux was born on June 29, 1944 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 28, 1966 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on August 25, 1989.
  • Death: He died on March 3, 2014, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mark A. Laux, Kaukauna, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2014. He was born in Appleton on June 29, 1944, son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Beyer) Laux. Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1961 - 1964 with the 101st Air Borne Division and the Army Reserve from 1977 - 1997 in the 84th Division (Ret.). On August 25, 1989 he was united in marriage to Donna (Arnoldussen) Hendricks. Mark was also a proud member of the Kaukauna Lions Club and the American Legion Jacob Corpus Post #258 in Little Chute.

    He is survived by his wife Donna; three step-sons: Jeremy, Shaun and Tommy Hendricks; a step-daughter, Traci Hendricks; two daughters: Cheri (John) Moore and Vicki (John) Coulthard; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

    Funeral Services for Mark will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Full Military Rites will be held following the service by Jacob Corpus Post #258. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name. Burial will take place at Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King.

Judith Arnoldussen

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Family 2: Kenneth White

William Anderson

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Mary Arnoldussen

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Kenneth Evers

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robert E Arnoldussen

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Matthew Robert Arnoldussen

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Lisa Arnoldussen

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Kathryn Rose Schwister

F, b. May 2, 1917, d. February 23, 1995

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Biography

  • Birth: Kathryn Rose Schwister was born on May 2, 1917 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Harvey Arnold Schroeder were married on January 27, 1937 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Kathryn Rose Schwister died on February 23, 1995, at age 77, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Harvey Arnold Schroeder

M, b. November 20, 1914, d. April 29, 1996

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Biography

  • Birth: Harvey Arnold Schroeder was born on November 20, 1914.
  • Marriage: He and Kathryn Rose Schwister were married on January 27, 1937 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Harvey Arnold Schroeder died on April 29, 1996, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, Tuesday, April 30, 1996

    Harvey Arnold Schroeder
    Appleton

    Age 81, passed away peacefully Monday morning, April 29, 1996 in the presence of his family at Outagamie County Health Center. He was born November 20, 1914 in the Town of Ellington, Wisconson of the late William and Mary (Maas) Schroeder. On January 27, 1937, Harvey married Kathryn Rose Schwister in Appleton. They owned and operated a dairy farm two miles south of Black Creek on Hwy 47 the first 28 years of marriage. In 1965 they moved into the village ofBlack Creek where they lived until 1993. Harvey was employed at Frank's Kraut in Black Creek for 25 years, retiring in 1985. He was a past member of Seymour Assembly of God Church and served on the first Board of Directors at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour, for eight years. He attended First Assembly of God Church in Appleton. Survivors include two sons: Dennis (Anne) Schroeder, Appleton; William (Diane) Schroeder, New London; four daughters: Beverly (Merlin) Holtz, Black Creek; Darlent (Morris) Naumann, Appleton; Sally Schroeder, Appleton; Mary (Gary) Guyette, New London; grandchildren: Lee (Rovin) Holtz, Bob (Mary) Holtz, Dan (Wanda) Holtz, Amber (Rick) Vaughn, Neal and Greg Schroeder, Wendy, Chris, Joe and Michael Naumann, Tim Schroeder, Margo Guyette, Lance (Korena) Guyette, Jonathon and Allison Schroder; 13 great grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law: Art and Loretts Schwister, Black Creek; a sister-in-law, Esther Schroeder, Hortonville. Besides his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn on February 23, 1995; a son, Robert; a grandson, Jeffrey Holtz; four brothers: Harry, Victor, Carl and Alwin; two sisters: Loretta Dorn and Viola Weihing. Complete funeral services will be Wednesday, May 1, 1996 at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 311 W Evergreen Dr., Appleton with Rev. Bronnie Stroud officiating. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until the hour of services. Valley Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

    Pa, We know you have gone to be with Ma again; the Lord has taken you into His loving arms and you are now at peace. A Father's love is a grand thing and your love will be a treasured memory for us, your children.

    The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Nurses and support staff on 2 West at Outagamie County Health Center for the wonderful loving care they gave to Harvey during his stay there.

Beth Reitzner

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Tana Vandenberg

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robert Groskreutz

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William Gonnering

M, b. February 12, 1926, d. February 10, 2014

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Family: Dorothy J Greiner (b. July 20, 1924, d. September 4, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: William Gonnering was born on February 12, 1926 in Town of Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy J Greiner were married on May 18, 1949 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Gonnering died on February 10, 2014, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: William J. Gonnering, Freedom, age 88 in two days, died after a short illness with his family by his side, on Monday February 10, 2014, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. He was born February 12, 1926 in the Town of Freedom, to the late John and Catherine (Verstagen) Gonnering. He married the former Dorothy Greiner on May 18, 1949 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. Dorothy passed away September 4, 2006.

    Bill was a farm boy his whole life. His love of work helped him to be a successful, and well respected livestock dealer throughout the country. His work ethic taught his son and grandsons well. He was a great business man and had good sense of people. He was often willing to give others an opportunity to succeed. Bill was a member of St. Nicholas Parish his entire life and was very proud of his Catholic faith and heritage, especially his seven aunts who were nuns. In his early married life and living next to the church, he loved to spend time with any of our priests or religious.

    He was also a Charter member of the Freedom Lions Club. Bill loved all the wonderful things the Lions were able to do for the community. When he was able to make the meetings he certainly had his share of fun with the other members. Bill's business sense also came in handy as he served on the Board of Directors of Marine Bank and Bank One in Freedom for many years, and retired from the board in 1989.

    Bill cherished his family and is survived by his children: Jayne (Dan) VandeWettering, Sally (Tom) Michalkiewicz, Patti (Dave) Banks, and Bill (Peggy) Gonnering; grandchildren: Cory (Michelle) VandeWettering, Staci (Paul) Milheiser, Tyler Michalkiewicz, Emily (Jeremie) Clark, Ross Michalkiewicz, Adam (Amber) Gonnering, Megan (Nick) VanHandel, Travis (special friend Danielle) Gonnering; great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren: Lydia, Logan, Lynea, and Libby Lang; Adelyn, Cydnee, and Fletcher VanZeeland; Quinn Milheiser; Hayden Michalkiewicz; Kayla, Brady, Kennedy and Owen Clark; Evelyne and William Gonnering; Grace VanHandel; and two more expected in July. He is further survived by: a brother, Gene Gonnering; sisters: Lorraine Vandenberg, Rosie Stoffel, Pat (Jerry) Kittiko; sisters-in-law Lois Gonnering, Sharon Gonnering; additional in-laws: Rosie Greiner, Bill Greiner, Ronny and Vonny Greiner, Bob (Beaver) and Vionne Greiner, Jim and Sharon Greiner.

    Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

    Besides his parents and his wife, Bill was preceded in death by: daughter Jeanie and son Scott; brothers: Jack (Catherine) Gonnering, Donald and Orville Gonnering, sister Adelle (Earl) VanEperen. brothers-in-law: Mike Vandenberg, Donald Stoffel, Carl Greiner; sister-in-law, Ila Greiner; mother and father-in-Law, Carl (Frances Liesch) Greiner.

    The Mass of Christian Burial for Bill will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014 at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freedom with Fr. Dan Felton officiating. Family and friends will be received at church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

    The family would like to thank the 8th floor staff at AMC hospital, ThedaCare Hospice, and especially his 'Little Sweet Hearts' at The Renaissance Assisted Living in Appleton.