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Michael Smits

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Patricia Smits

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Francis Peter VanDuyse

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Sarah VanDuyse

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Melissa VanDuyse

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Sam Virnig

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Elizabeth Mae Smits

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  • Birth: Elizabeth Mae Smits was born on March 21, 1930 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 13, 2009, at age 79.
  • Note: December 15, 2009


    Smits, Elizabeth M. (Steber)


    Elizabeth "Betty" M. (Steber) Smits, 79, De Pere, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. She was born March 21, 1930, in De Pere, to the late John and Elizabeth (Sanders) Smits.

    Betty is survived by her seven loving children, Linda Steber, Darlene Steber, Jo Ann (Tom) VanLeeuwen, Karen (Kevin) Koenig, Susan (fiance, James Boeder) Mathiebe, William (fiancee, Anne Greguske) Steber and Jennifer (Levi) Kirkegard; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Moenssens and Joyce Hendricks; sister-in-law, Betty Jane Smits; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Clarence, Marvin, and Francis; two sisters, Sister Clarella Smits and Mary Ann Anderson; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Smits and Leona Smits; brothers-in-law, Edward Moenssen, Edward Anderson, and Gerald Hendricks; and a niece, Nancy (Hendricks) Hadler.

    Family and friends may call Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, from 4 until 6:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30, with the Rev. Steve Fewell officiating. Online condolences may be expressed to Betty's family at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established

    The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Unity Hospice and Odd Fellows Nursing Home for the care and compassion given to their mother, Betty.

Florence Theresa Smits

F, b. January 4, 1922, d. October 20, 2013

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Family: Edward Harold Moenssens (b. September 5, 1921, d. January 5, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Florence Theresa Smits was born on January 4, 1922 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Harold Moenssens were married on April 23, 1945 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Florence Theresa Smits died on October 20, 2013, at age 91.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Florence T. Moenssens, age 91, of De Pere, passed away October 20, 2013. The daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Sanders) Smits was born January 4, 1922 in De Pere. She married Edward Moenssens on February 23, 1945 at St. Mary Catholic Church in De Pere, and he preceded her in death on January 5, 1996. She had a passion for knitting and was a faithful volunteer for St. Vincent Hospital. Florence had a genuine sense of humor and a love of all sports, especially football on Packer Sunday. Her family was her greatest joy, and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Survivors include her children: Michael (Kathy) Moenssens of De Pere, and Robert (Janice) Moenssens of Geneseo, IL; 4 granddaughters: Jennifer (Doug) Parent, Melissa (Eric) Dudek, Nicole (Brian) Klika, and Katie (Scott) Komp; 7 great-grandchildren: Jackson, Sam, Noah, Riley, Bennett, Mia and Maci; a sister, Joyce Hendricks; many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by: her husband, Edward; 3 brothers; 3 sisters and numerous in-laws.

    Friends may call at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St, De Pere, from 9:00am until 10:45am on Thursday, October 24. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Thursday, with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home is assisting the family.

    The family would like to extend a warm thank you to special friend, Kay, for the care and friendship she gave to Mom.

Edward Harold Moenssens

M, b. September 5, 1921, d. January 5, 1996

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Family: Florence Theresa Smits (b. January 4, 1922, d. October 20, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Harold Moenssens was born on September 5, 1921 in Kenosha, Kenosha Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Florence Theresa Smits were married on April 23, 1945 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edward Harold Moenssens died on January 5, 1996, at age 74.

Clarence Henry Smits

M, b. May 26, 1913, d. January 5, 1989

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Family: Leona Delores Reinhard (b. October 29, 1918, d. July 8, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Clarence Henry Smits was born on May 26, 1913 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Leona Delores Reinhard were married on May 21, 1949 in Howard, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Clarence Henry Smits died on January 5, 1989, at age 75, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Marvin Francis Smits

M, b. June 30, 1915, d. November 22, 1986

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Family: Dorothy VanSistine (b. January 21, 1917, d. September 21, 1990)

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  • Birth: Marvin Francis Smits was born on June 30, 1915 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 22, 1986, at age 71, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.

Dorothy VanSistine

F, b. January 21, 1917, d. September 21, 1990

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Family: Marvin Francis Smits (b. June 30, 1915, d. November 22, 1986)

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  • Birth: Dorothy VanSistine was born on January 21, 1917.
  • Death: She died on September 21, 1990, at age 73.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.

Wilma (Sister Clarella) Smits

F, b. April 21, 1912, d. November 6, 1985

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  • Birth: Wilma (Sister Clarella) Smits was born on April 21, 1912.
  • Death: She died on November 6, 1985, at age 73, in Springfield, Sangamon Co, Illinois.

Mary Ann Smits

F, b. June 13, 1926, d. August 5, 1999

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Family: Edward Anderson (b. April 25, 1923, d. June 15, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Ann Smits was born on June 13, 1926 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Anderson were married on September 15, 1951 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Ann Smits died on August 5, 1999, at age 73.

Edward Anderson

M, b. April 25, 1923, d. June 15, 1995

Family: Mary Ann Smits (b. June 13, 1926, d. August 5, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Anderson was born on April 25, 1923 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Ann Smits were married on September 15, 1951 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edward Anderson died on June 15, 1995, at age 72, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Rodney Vosters

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jamie L Janssen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Stanley John (Boots) Felzer

M, b. April 14, 1937, d. April 15, 2005

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  • Birth: Stanley John (Boots) Felzer was born on April 14, 1937 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married in 1959.
  • Death: He died on April 15, 2005, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Felzer, Stanley J. “Boots”

    Stanley J. Felzer, age 68, passed away Friday afternoon, April 15, 2005, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 14, 1937, to the late Alvin and Martha (Hietpas) Felzer Barlow, in Little Chute and had been an Appleton resident for 45 years. Stanley retired from Beloit Manhattan in April 1999, after 32 years of employment. He also was employed part-time by Bergstrom Neenah Ford as a driver. Stanley enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping with his family, building birdhouses and birdfeeders, building model cars, collecting antique model cars and truck, Nascar and spoiling his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Doris C. (Snell) Felzer, to whom he had been married for 45 years; four children, Kim (Paul) Mainville, Black Creek; Scott (Mary) Felzer, Little Chute; Kathy (Michael) LeClair, Appleton; Stu (Rebecca) Felzer, Nichols; 11 grandchildren, Tara Busse, Gregory (Melissa) Wilson, Mandi Wilson, Nicole, Brandon and Adam Felzer, Erin and Erich LeClair, Andrew, Josephine and Theodore Felzer; four great grandchildren, Tyler, Jasmine and Justin Busse and Eleanor Wilson; two brothers, David (Sandy) Felzer, Little Chute; Thomas (Linda) Felzer, Appleton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lorraine Vanden Bloomer, Phyllis (Earl) Springstroh, Norman Sr. (Doris) Snell, Lois Jean (Carlton) Tiedt, Janice (Wayne) Seegers, Susan (John) Hinchley, Diane Bowers and Terry Howard; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Leo Barlow; his father and mother-in-law, Lester and Hilda Snell, Sr., two brothers-in-law, Lester Snell, Jr.; Gerald Bowers; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Howard. Funeral services for Stanley will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the funeral home with Reverend Martin E. Koeller officiating. Burial will be in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 am Tuesday, until the time of the service. A memorial fund is being established.

    The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Robert Geller and his staff, St. Elizabeth Hospital, the nursing staff of the Oncology Department and Dr. Thomas Lyons.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME Tri County Chapel 3212 South Oneida Street Menasha 920-831-9905 www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Doris C Snell

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Kim Felzer

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Scott David Felzer

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Kathy A Felzer

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Stuart J Felzer

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Paul Mainville

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