- Father: Donald Hoh (b. January 19, 1929, d. December 16, 2003)
- Mother: Mary Ellen Femal (b. November 20, 1928, d. January 21, 1996)
- Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
George Donald Marx
- Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena
Judy M Bender
F, b. June 13, 1958, d. December 8, 2003
- Birth: Judy M Bender was born on June 13, 1958 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on December 8, 2003, at age 45.
- Burial: She was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
- Note: Judy M. Bender Combined Locks
On Monday, December 8, 2003 at 8:30 p.m., Judy’s spirit left her body to be made whole with God her Father in Heaven. So ended her life on earth, that began June 13, 1958, north of Appleton.
Judy graduated from Appleton High School West in 1976 and soon after married and had four wonderful children with Leroy Van Cuyk. While raising the children, she continued her education and went on to fulfill a life time dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated with honors from FVTC in 1992. Judy then spent 8 years working for Peabody Manor of Appleton. She started out as a floor nurse and ended her career as Acting Director of Nursing. After her “retirement”, she continued to serve the community as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, establishing the parish nurse program in her church, and volunteering in area nursing homes.
She loved her church family of Christ the King. She especially enjoyed working with the youth, visiting the elderly, and the Tuesday a.m. Bible Study Group. She graduated in May, 2002, as a lay minister for the Evangelical Church of America. She felt called to serve others and spread God’s Word. The Lord was her strength and her song.
Judy is survived by her parents, Richard Bender, Shawano; Shirley (Hy) Gehrt, Oshkosh; her children, Bill (Mandi Erickson) Van Cuyk, Little Chute; Joe, Tom, and Anna Van Cuyk, at home; her beautiful granddaughters, Stasia and Nikayla Van Cuyk, Little Chute; her children’s father, LeRoy Van Cuyk; sisters and brothers, Pat (Don) Coonen, Appleton; Chuck (Nancy) Bender, Kaukauna; Donna (Dan) Dorn, Hortonville; JoAnn Bender, Freedom; Jeanne (Alan) Spoehr, Seymour; Larry (Dianne) Bender, Neenah; and stepsister, Stephanie (Dan) Immel, Appleton. She is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Judy was preceded in death by an infant son, Benjamin Lee Van Cuyk, to whom she is now joyfully reunited.
The service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, December 12, 2003 at CHRIST THE KING, 60l South Washington Street, Combined Locks, with the Rev. Steve Nelson, Rev. Bill Schroeder and Rev. Leslie Radius officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, December 11, from 4-8 p.m, and again at the church on Friday from 11 until 12:45 p.m. The interment will be held in Union Cemetery, Combined Locks, at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, a memorial fund for the children has been established. As Judy coordinated her funeral service and obituary, it was most important to her to extend the following acknowledgements: “A sincere thank you from my family and me to Dr. Guenther, Jan, and the entire staff of Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology, along with the oncology nurses at the Radiation Center, and Appleton Medical Center 3rd floor Oncology Nurses. Also a sincere thank you to Dr. Green for steering me onto the “right path”, and to Dr. Messer, for being my “journey guide” and friend.
“Rejoice and be glad for me. I am pain free, at peace and have been made whole. I am home.”
WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME 537 North Superior Street Appleton 920-739-1231.
Bertha Ann Balck
F, b. February 28, 1911, d. December 3, 2003
- Birth: Bertha Ann Balck was born on February 28, 1911 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Joseph E Smith were married on June 26, 1937.
- Death: Bertha Ann Balck died on December 3, 2003, at age 92, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Smith, Bertha A. St. Paul Home Kaukauna
Age 92, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at St. Paul Home. Bertha was born February 28, 1911 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Albert and Maria (Frier) Balck. On Jun 26, 1937, she married Joseph E. Smith; he preceded her in death in 1966. Bertha was a longtime and faithful member of Immanuel United Church of Christ where she served on the church council, taught Sunday School for many years, and was a past president of the Women’s Guild and past treasurer of the Sunday School. Many will remember Bertha for her wonderful crochet, knitting, and crafts that she shared with family and friends over the years.
Bertha is survived by her son: John (Joyce) Smith of Kaukauna and by two grandsons: Jay (Rhonda) Smith of Glendale, Wisconsin and Joel (Carrie) Smith of Kalamazoo, Michigan and their daughter Harper; a very special niece: Joni (Nony) Bugarin of Tomahawk; a brother-in-law: Joe Winius of Kimberly; five sisters-in-law: Virginia (Bob) Gildernick of DePere, Alice Janssen of DePere, Arabel “Tootie” Smith of Texas, Lillian Mullen of Kaukauna, and Louise Smith of Kaukauna. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, brothers Charles (Anna) Balck, Henry (Emma) Balck, Albert (Anna) Balck, William (Laura) Balck, George Balck; sisters Anna (Henry) Offerman, Alice (Charles) Fandrick, Martha (Anton) Tennessen, Emily (Clifford) Bart, Adeline (Michael) Ballis, Loretta Miller, and Marie (John) Jacobson.
Funeral services for Bertha will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 8, 2003 at IMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 Sullivan Avenue in Kaukauna with Rev. Melinda Feller officiating. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 9:00 AM until the hour of the services.
You may own a million dollars, but you’re the poorest in the land if you don’t have your beloved mother to clasp your lonely hand. Though her smile is gone forever and her hands we cannot touch, still we have many memories of our mother we loved so much. This memory is our keeping with which we’ll never part. God has her in His kingdom, we have her in our hearts. So you, who have a mother, cherish her with care, for you’ll never know the heartache until she’s no longer there.
The family would like to extend their thanks to ThedaCare At Home and the entire staff at St. Paul Elder Services for the wonderful care shown to Bertha. We will always remember your kindness.
FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6200.
James Francis Flanigan
M, b. March 29, 1943, d. November 26, 2003
- Birth: James Francis Flanigan was born on March 29, 1943 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on November 26, 2003, at age 60, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
Judith Mae Flanigan
Frank Michael Flanigan