Little Chute Historical Society

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Richard Meetz

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Bruce Harry McCabe

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Family 2: Dorothy Weyers

Susan Marie Gerow

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Jeffrey A McCabe

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Kitty Maureen McCabe

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Russ Pride

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Barbara Baeten

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Gary Doering

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Robert Joseph Baeten

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Doreen Rae Kons

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Stephanie Knutson

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John Knutson

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Robert Kons

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Riley Knutson

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Lucy K Drexler

F, b. June 12, 1940, d. January 19, 2005

Family: Carlton Heimmermann (b. February 26, 1940, d. September 26, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Lucy K Drexler was born on June 12, 1940 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Carlton Heimmermann were married on June 23, 1962 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lucy K Drexler died on January 19, 2005, at age 64.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Emily Catherine Kons

F, b. November 24, 1918, d. May 12, 1979

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Biography

  • Birth: Emily Catherine Kons was born on November 24, 1918.
  • Marriage: She and Paul Kenneth Ballard were married on September 24, 1940 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Emily Catherine Kons died on May 12, 1979, at age 60, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Paul Kenneth Ballard

M, b. April 28, 1916, d. July 15, 1971

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Biography

  • Birth: Paul Kenneth Ballard was born on April 28, 1916.
  • Marriage: He and Emily Catherine Kons were married on September 24, 1940 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Paul Kenneth Ballard died on July 15, 1971, at age 55.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Marita Sophia (Rita) Kons

F, b. October 21, 1924, d. October 31, 2006

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  • Birth: Marita Sophia (Rita) Kons was born on October 21, 1924 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Aloysius Charles Fischer were married on April 30, 1949 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marita Sophia (Rita) Kons died on October 31, 2006, at age 82.
  • Note: November 2, 2006

    Fischer, Rita K. Marita Sophia Kons was born on October 21, 1924, Little Chute, Wisconsin, to John and Odelia (Schaumann) Kons. Sadly, Odelia died a few days after giving birth to Rita. Rita was finally able to meet her mother on October 31, 2006, when Jesus called her home.

    Grandma Schaumann cared for baby Rita until age two when she returned home to the Kons family where her eldest sister, Laverne, lovingly cared for her while their father John worked in the paper mill.

    Rita shared many fond memories of working at Zwickers Knitting Mill and the Appleton Wire Works before marrying Alois C. Fischer in 1949. Together Rita and Al raised four lively and spirited boys: Wayne A., Richard J., Johnny P., and Mark S.

    After Al passed away in 1996, Rita continued to live in the home that Al and his brothers built in 1953, on East Glendale Avenue in Appleton. Rita loved and was loved by her many friends and neighbors. Rita had a special bond with Phyllis and Oliver Warner, her next-door neighbors for 52 years.

    In addition to her four sons, Rita will also be sadly missed by daughters-in-law: Carol (Wayne), Pat (Rich), and Stephanie (Mark); as well as Johnny's special friend, Becky Konitzer and Rich's first wife, Ann (Baitinger) Fischer. Rita is survived by her beloved grandchildren: James, Sam, Sophia, Jack, and Leo. She is also survived by her brother, Clarence "Mike" (Rosella "Sally") Kons, her sister, Arneala "Connie" Ballard; brother-in-law, Wilbert "Bill" Fischer and sister-in-law, Alice Kons.

    Rita was preceded in death by brothers: Arthur, Wilbert "Bud" (Fran) and Ray Kons; sisters Emily (Paul) Ballard and Laverne (Ed) Bongers; and brothers-in-law, Walter, Gilbert and Alvin Fischer and Don "Bud" Ballard.

    Rita will be remembered for her kind words, zest for life and generous personality. Some of the family's fondest memories are of weeks spent at the Chain-O-Lakes cottages in Waupaca. In Rita's younger days she enjoyed bowling, swimming at the YMCA and riding her bicycle. In later years she could be found spending time with her kids and grandkids, especially Friday night fish fries and playing sheepshead and 500 Rummy with family. Fischer family get-togethers will not be the same without the delicious seven layer salad, potato salad and hot beef that Rita traditionally prepared.

    The Fischer family extends a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff at Franciscan Care Nursing Home, Cherry Meadows Hospice, and ThedaCare At Home; especially Clysta, Teri and Dana. Also thank you to Father Gerald Falk for his frequent prayer visits and for the kindness he has shown the Fischer family.

    The funeral liturgy for Rita will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2006, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1819 N. McDonald St. with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday, from 10 a.m. until the time of mass.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 N. Superior St.

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Aloysius Charles Fischer

M, b. September 15, 1923, d. January 26, 1996

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Biography

  • Birth: Aloysius Charles Fischer was born on September 15, 1923.
  • Marriage: He and Marita Sophia (Rita) Kons were married on April 30, 1949 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Aloysius Charles Fischer died on January 26, 1996, at age 72.