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Wilmer G Nighorn

M, b. July 30, 1920, d. November 15, 1994

Family: Blanche G Hockers (b. October 25, 1922, d. July 6, 2005)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilmer G Nighorn was born on July 30, 1920.
  • Marriage: He and Blanche G Hockers were married on April 30, 1976.
  • Death: Wilmer G Nighorn died on November 15, 1994, at age 74.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Carl J Tollefson

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Debbie Gilson

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Paul Tollefson

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John Tollefson

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Family: Beverly VandenHoogen (b. July 13, 1951, d. June 3, 2013)

Barbara VandenHoogen

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Eric Tollefson

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Kristine Tollefson

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Family: Daryl Helm

Daryl Helm

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Lisa Tollefson

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Daniel Vandevelde

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Mark Olaf Tollefson

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Anne Marie Rank

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Gladys Hockers

F, b. June 20, 1914, d. November 24, 2009

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Family: Henry Richard Jacobs (b. February 6, 1911, d. December 26, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Gladys Hockers was born on June 20, 1914.
  • Marriage: She and Henry Richard Jacobs were married in 1934.
  • Death: Gladys Hockers died on November 24, 2009, at age 95.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: November 26, 2009


    Jacobs, Gladys H.


    Gladys H. Jacobs, 95, De Pere passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. Gladys was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is survived by her sister, Rachael Meeuwsen. Gladys is also survived by her children, Richard and Bonnie Jacobs, Mary and Bill Skiles, Kurt and Terry Jacobs, Peter and Brenda Jacobs, Jean and Paul Linzmeyer, Katherine and Brett Everson, and Dorothy Fisher.

    She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, John, Barb, Sue, Beth, Jane, Tom, Mark, Sherry, Jill, Chris, Amy, Mary, Julie, MaryBeth, Michael, Karyn, David, Jennifer, Kristina, Andrea, Philip, Brooke, Scott, Heather, John, Leah, and Christopher.

    Gladys is also survived by 37 great-grandchildren, John, Joseph, Paul, Patrick, Alysia, Kristie, Tyler, Devon, Cole, Miquela, Alexis, Jack, Charlie, Dominic, Evan, Sophia, Sam, Garrison, Wade, Sawyer, Mallory, Daniel, Robert, Andrew, Evan, Jacob, Michael, Shaun, Sofia, Bailey, Connor, Chloe, Kurt, Kale, Mason, Zane, Evelyn; and great-great- granddaughter, Juliana.

    Gladys was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Henry Jacobs; her eldest son, John Jacobs; her daughter, Mary Ann Jacobs; her grandson, Joseph Jacobs; her parents (Jacob and Anna Hockers); her stepmother (Mary Hockers); and her siblings (Harold Hockers, Ray Hockers, Clarence Hockers, Erma Heimerl, Elsie Robertson, Viola Baeten, Blanche Nighorn, and James Hockers).

    Gladys was a lifelong member of the St. Boniface/Our Lady of Lourdes church community, where she was involved in many charitable activities. One of her most notable church contributions was her time served as the president of the Christian Mothers Society, of which she was a longtime and active member.

    In addition to her church involvement, Gladys always had a great desire to help and serve others through a variety of community organizations. She volunteered at both the Red Cross and Bellin Hospital for many years, assisting with activities for mentally and physically challenged children and adults. Gladys also spent her summers teaching and mentoring migrant workers in Northeastern Wisconsin, and helped many immigrants and St. Norbert College students by taking them into her home.

    Gladys was an active participant in the lives of her family, leading many of her children's activities such as 4-H and Girl Scout groups. She also served as treasurer of the Parents Club at St. Joseph Academy. Gladys was always a great supporter of her husband's many business and community involvements. She worked alongside and helped him as he actively contributed to local organizations.

    Throughout her generous life, the greatest gift that Gladys gave to her family and all who knew her was the example she set. She never lost sight of what was really important in life - her family, her faith, and her friends. Gladys' unfailing optimism and loving attitude was obvious in her daily life, and continues to inspire each of us every day. Her presence will be greatly missed.

    Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Dr. in De Pere, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Fr. Conrad Kratz O.Praem celebrating the Mass and Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem concelebrating. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    We would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Renaissance Assisted Living community. Their kindness and dedication over the last four years contributed so much to Gladys' happiness and independence. Also, we wish to say a special thank you to the staff of Unity Hospice for their love, care and guidance during this very trying time. Although their involvement was brief, their contribution to all of our lives was profound.

Henry Richard Jacobs

M, b. February 6, 1911, d. December 26, 1994

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Family: Gladys Hockers (b. June 20, 1914, d. November 24, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Richard Jacobs was born on February 6, 1911.
  • Marriage: He and Gladys Hockers were married in 1934.
  • Death: Henry Richard Jacobs died on December 26, 1994, at age 83.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.

Rachael M Hockers

F, b. May 15, 1920, d. July 23, 2010

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Biography

  • Birth: Rachael M Hockers was born on May 15, 1920.
  • Marriage: She and Donald Meeuwsen were married on October 28, 1943 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rachael M Hockers died on July 23, 2010, at age 90.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Rachael Meeuwsen, 90, De Pere, passed away early Friday morning, July 23, 2010.

    She was born May 15, 1920, to the late Jacob and Mary (Baeten) Hockers. On Oct. 28, 1943, she married Donald Meeuwsen at St. Boniface Catholic Church.
    Rachael's main roles in life were wife, mother and grandmother.
    She loved to bake, sew, play cards and spend time with her family.
    A lifetime member of St. Boniface Church, now Our Lady of Lourdes, Rachael was a longtime member and past President of the Christian Mothers as well as a member of the Catholic Foresters.
    She is survived by her eight children, Donna and Larry Babiarz, De Pere; Margaret and Horace Cochran, Burr Ridge, Ill.; Nancy and Adrian Bennett, De Pere; Tom and Betsy Meeuwsen, De Pere; Mary and Dennis Leiterman, De Pere; Mike and Kate Meeuwsen, New Franken; Tim and Dell Meeuwsen, Greenville; and Steve and Lois Meeuwsen, De Pere. She is further survived by 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Omer Meeuwsen and John Gucciardi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Rachael was preceded in death by Don, her husband of 63 years. She was further preceded in death by her nine siblings, Fr. Dominic Hockers, O. Praem., Ray Hockers, Clarence "Putch" Hockers, Jim Hockers, Erma Heimerl, Elsie Robertson, Viola Baeten, Gladys Jacobs and Blanche Tollefson-Nighorn.
    Friends may call at the Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a parish prayer service at 4 p.m.
    Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Dr., De Pere, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., and Fr. David Baeten officiating.
    Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
    A special thank you to friends and staff at Bellevue Retirement Community, her personal caregivers, Belva, Jean and Mary Lou, Dr. Zhaowei Ai and the caring staff of St. Vincent Hospital.
    Memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish or the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross at Bay Settlement.

Donald Meeuwsen

M, b. February 12, 1921, d. May 23, 2007

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Biography

  • Birth: Donald Meeuwsen was born on February 12, 1921 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rachael M Hockers were married on October 28, 1943 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Donald Meeuwsen died on May 23, 2007, at age 86.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 25, 2007

    Meeuwsen, Don
    Don Meeuwsen, 86, De Pere, passed away Wednesday evening, May 23, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Ben and Lucy (Vanda Heuvel) Meeuwsen was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Green Bay. He was a graduate of St. Norbert High School in De Pere and Badger Business College in Green Bay. Don was a decorated World War II Veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 2nd Tank Battalion, 9th Armored Division, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and received the Bronze Star.

    On Oct. 28, 1943, he married the former Rachael Hockers at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He worked at Hockers Brick & Tile Co. Inc. for 25 years and at the State Bank of De Pere for 16 years, prior to retirement in June of 1986. He enjoyed doing bookkeeping for several area small businesses and his church for many years. An active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and was a former Trustee. He was a long-time member of the De Pere Area Men's Club (formerly the Golden K). Don enjoyed fishing and attending St. Norbert and UW- Green Bay athletic events, especially basketball. Don was a wonderful family man and most especially enjoyed time spent with all the kids. He was a gentle man who had a great sense of humor.

    Survivors include his wife, Rachael; eight children, Donna and Larry Babiarz, De Pere; Marge and Horace Cochran, Burr Ridge, Ill.; Nancy and Adrian Bennett, Evanston, Ill.; Tom and Betsy Meeuwsen, De Pere; Mary and Dennis Leiterman, De Pere; Mike and Kate Meeuwsen, New Franken; Tim and Dell Meeuwsen, Greenville; Steve and Lois Meeuwsen, De Pere; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Omer Meeuwsen, Green Bay; brother-in-law, John Gucciardi, Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Gladys Jacobs, De Pere; and many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Irene Gucciardi; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as several nieces and nephews.

    Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere from 4 to 8 p.m. (TODAY) Friday, May 25, 2007. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family (corner of Suburban Drive and Lourdes Ave, De Pere) until time of service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 10:30 a.m. at church with Father David Baeten and Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Meeuwsen family.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.

    A very special thank you is extended to Dr. Jeremy Green for the many years of medical and emotional care provided to Don. The family would also like to thank the nurses and staff at Odd Fellow Home, Dr. Gerald Bayer and the staff at Green Bay Oncology, and the staff of Unity Hospice and Palliative Care for their tender loving care and compassion given to Don and his family.

Marie H Pennenberg

F, b. April 13, 1917, d. May 7, 1988

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Family: Roy Louis Duprey (b. October 2, 1904, d. June 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie H Pennenberg was born on April 13, 1917 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Roy Louis Duprey were married on July 23, 1936 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie H Pennenberg died on May 7, 1988, at age 71, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Leona C Pennenberg

F, b. November 25, 1920, d. October 1, 1993

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Family: Robert John DeRuyter (b. February 16, 1920, d. November 5, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Leona C Pennenberg was born on November 25, 1920 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 1, 1993, at age 72, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Roy Louis Duprey

M, b. October 2, 1904, d. June 1987

Family: Marie H Pennenberg (b. April 13, 1917, d. May 7, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Roy Louis Duprey was born on October 2, 1904.
  • Marriage: He and Marie H Pennenberg were married on July 23, 1936 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Roy Louis Duprey died in June 1987, at age 82, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Robert John DeRuyter

M, b. February 16, 1920, d. November 5, 1983

Family: Leona C Pennenberg (b. November 25, 1920, d. October 1, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert John DeRuyter was born on February 16, 1920.
  • Death: He died on November 5, 1983, at age 63, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph Lawrence Neuens

M, b. August 21, 1920, d. August 20, 1982

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  • Birth: Joseph Lawrence Neuens was born on August 21, 1920 in Aurora, Florence Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 20, 1982, at age 61.

Lester Wendt

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Scott Doxstator

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marion Lou Duprey

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America