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Kerry Lynn Kampf

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Kim Kampf

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Roland Schmidt

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Family: Kim Kampf

Douglas Donald Kroll

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Family: Barbara Kay Miller (b. May 15, 1956, d. October 20, 2014)

Barbara Kay Miller

F, b. May 15, 1956, d. October 20, 2014

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Kay Miller was born on May 15, 1956.
  • Marriage: She was married on July 8, 1983 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 20, 2014, at age 58.
  • Note: Barbara K. Kroll, 58, of Darboy, passed away with her family beside her at home early Monday evening, Oct. 20, 2014, after a sudden and heart-wrenching bout of cancer.

    Barb was a beloved wife, mother, mentor and friend to so many people. She took pride in assisting and educating others, and shied away from the attention that she truly deserved for her caring attitude to everyone. As an educator, she enriched the lives of hundreds of students in more than 30 years of teaching, and loved running into them years after having taught them. She developed many friendships during that time, while also being the strong foundation of her family. The guidance she gave on how to live life and show respect to others can never be replaced.

    Barb was united in marriage to her husband, Doug, on July 8, 1983. They raised two daughters, Rebecca and Kelsey, and watched them grow into beautiful, caring young women who share all of Barb's wonderful traits.

    Barb grew up in Menasha, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1974. Her class celebrated its 40th class reunion this summer, but Barb missed the reception when her diagnosis was discovered the same day. From that point on, many of her classmates kept in contact with her in a way that touched her heart immensely.

    Barb earned her bachelor's degree in education from UW-Stevens Point in 1978. Her first teaching position was in Ripon, and then after earning further certification, she moved to Eau Claire where she taught until 1989. She and her family lived there until Doug was transferred through employment to Baraboo for three years. Her career blossomed, however, when the two of them secured employment back in the Fox Valley. She beamed with pride after being hired to teach in Menasha, the district where she grew up as a child. The move was more special because it brought her back home to be with her parents and sister's family. While teaching in Menasha, Barb also earned her Master's degree from St. Norbert's College in De Pere.

    Barb brought a special sense of dedication to teaching and offered encouragement to every student who went through her classroom. Her dedication matched the perfection with which she completed every task. This trait made her decision to retire in 2011 that much more difficult. She knew the time was right, however, and then dedicated herself to taking care of her family, keeping a beautiful home, and mentoring her special young "grand-neighbors" Aaron and Alma. Still, she kept up with education by working in the after-school tutoring program at the school she retired from, Gegan Elementary.

    Barb was preceded in death by her parents Murray and Janet Miller. Their passing left a void in her life, but she never forgot them and kept them in all her traditions.

    Barb is survived by her husband, Doug, along with daughters Rebecca and Kelsey. She is also survived by her sister Lynn (Gordon) Cudahy, Tamarac, Florida, and niece Heather (Luis) Ceruti and their son Gavin, Sunrise, Florida. She is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, along with the in-laws through Doug's family.

    Barb was at peace with her diagnosis once it was discovered, and feared only for the well-being of her family. With all the visitors she had at St. Elizabeth Hospital and at home, she promised she would only cry once, at the first meeting, and then enjoy the memory of seeing so many people. She lived that motto to the end.

    A service for Barb will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Church St. in Neenah on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Her family will greet visitors from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with the service to follow at 11:00.

    The family of Barb would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the staff of St. Elizabeth's oncology department, and especially to the staff of Theda Care's At-Home hospice services, with special attention to Amy for her dedication, care and concern.

Mary Jean Kroll

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Laureen Kroll

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Thomas Loftus

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Ann Hoffman

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Dawn Lee Gerhardt

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Danielle Marwitz

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Carly Marwitz

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Albert G Gerhardt

M, b. May 12, 1912, d. April 30, 2002

Family: Sara Marie Schock (b. January 23, 1915, d. November 9, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Albert G Gerhardt was born on May 12, 1912 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 30, 2002, at age 89.
  • Burial: He was buried in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Albert G. Gerhardt

    Age 89, died peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday morning April 30, 2002. Al was born to the late George and Agnes (Eberhardt) Gerhardt on May 12, 1912 in Oshkosh, WI. He married Sara Marie Schock in Oshkosh, she preceded him in death. Al proudly served in WWII in the US Navy until he was honorably discharged. He was the past commander of the American Legion Post 38.

    Al is survived by twelve children, JoAnn Ward; Roger (June) Gerhardt; William (Kris) Gerhardt; Steve (Renie) Gerhardt; John (Judi) Gerhardt; Mary Bliven; Jean Vissers and Michael St. Peter; Sally Schrieber; Ann (Jack) Knaack; Tony (Rebecca) Gerhardt; Rita (Mark) Thiel and Su Gerhardt (Wendy); 33 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren and special friends Kenny Van Handel, James Welhouse and Joseph Grieshaber (JD’s).

    The funeral liturgy will be 11:00 AM on Friday May 3, 2002 at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 E. Fremont Street Appleton with Fr. Robert Karuhn officiating. Viewing and visitation will be THURSDAY at the FUNERAL HOME from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on FRIDAY at CHURCH from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will be Friday at 2:30 PM at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh with full military honors. A memorial is being established in Al’s name.

    The family would like to thank Shane Mallow and Trish Schuldes for their love and compassion.


    BABY PRAYERS Every night my little grandchildren Wearily wend their way upstairs And old grandpa stands there listening While they say their prayers.

    Lamplight fashions shining halos For each tiny, tousled head. Little devils seem like angels As they kneel beside their bed

    Baby voices grow more drowsy Sleepy eyelids blink and then God must hide a smile, as I do When they yawn and say “Amen”


    Wichmann Funeral Home 537 North Superior Street Appleton 920-739-1231.

Sara Marie Schock

F, b. January 23, 1915, d. November 9, 1983

Family: Albert G Gerhardt (b. May 12, 1912, d. April 30, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Sara Marie Schock was born on January 23, 1915 in Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Death: She died on November 9, 1983, at age 68.
  • Burial: She was buried in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Edward F Reitzner

M, b. circa 1890

Family: Anna Luniak (b. November 24, 1890, d. May 3, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward F Reitzner was born circa 1890.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Luniak were married on January 23, 1912.

Anna Luniak

F, b. November 24, 1890, d. May 3, 1978

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Family: Edward F Reitzner (b. circa 1890)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Luniak was born on November 24, 1890 in Town of Harrison, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward F Reitzner were married on January 23, 1912.
  • Death: Anna Luniak died on May 3, 1978, at age 87.

Margaret T Reitzner

F, b. March 16, 1914, d. September 27, 2003

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Family: Raymond Luedtke (b. September 13, 1902, d. October 12, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret T Reitzner was born on March 16, 1914 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 27, 2003, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: MRS. RAYMOND C. LUEDTKE MARGARET (MEGS) REITZNER

    Life is not over, just changed. Age 89, died Saturday, September 27, 2003. In loving memory. Margaret was born on March 16, 1914, to the late Edward F. and Anna (Luniak) Reitzner. She was an Appleton resident all of her life and a graduate of Appleton High School. Magaret was a member of St. Joseph Church, Catholic Daughters of Americans, Alverno Retreat House, Food Pantry, HI-5, AARP, and card clubs. She enjoyed needle point and doing charity work. Magaret is survived by her sister, Gladys Van Dalen; her two sisters-in-law, Helen and Joan Reitzner; her Godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; her five brothers, infant brother Edward, Carlton and Arnold, Robert and Edwin; and her sister, Catherine Hafeman. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 3, 2003, at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 West Lawrence Street, Appleton, with Fr. Ken Reinhard officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. The family asks that any memorials be sent to your favorite charity. A candle was lit in loving memory of Margaret. Margaret will be remembered for her kindness, her caring nature and will be missed by all of us. Remember me in smiles and laughter for we will be together hereafter. WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME 537 North Superior Street Appleton 920-739-1231 www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Raymond Luedtke

M, b. September 13, 1902, d. October 12, 1965

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Family: Margaret T Reitzner (b. March 16, 1914, d. September 27, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Luedtke was born on September 13, 1902 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 12, 1965, at age 63.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Idabel E Helms

F, b. March 11, 1925, d. September 27, 2003

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Family: Lyle Robert (Bud) Andraschko (b. December 21, 1923, d. June 12, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Idabel E Helms was born on March 11, 1925 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lyle Robert (Bud) Andraschko were married on October 5, 1946 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Idabel E Helms died on September 27, 2003, at age 78.
  • Burial: She was buried in Lakeview Memorial Park, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Idabel E. Andraschko KImberly

    Age 78, died Saturday morning, September 27, 2003, at Cherry Meadows Hospice. She was born March 11, 1925, to the late J. Emil and Minnie (Peters) Helms, in Appleton. She married Lyle (Bud) Andraschko of Oshkosh on October 5, 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church, Appleton. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1991. Idabel was employed by the F. W. Woolworth Company , Oshkosh, from 1946-1965, where she was personnel supervisor and traveled around the state setting up new stores. She then went to Kitz & Pfeil Hardware Store from 1965- 1986 and 1992-1995. She was the hardware buyer and enjoyed going on buying trips to Chicago. Idabel loved going to new stores and setting them up and she enjoyed working for the Carl Staple family, owners of Kitz & Pfeil. They always made her feel like part of their family. In 1986 she and her husband retired and moved to Neilsville, where they had a lovely home in the woods, with their three horses, four dogs and her cat, Rocky. Idabel loved the company they had every week-end. She always cooked up a good meal for them. She like it when Lyle made maple syrup from all of their trees. When her husband died, Idabel, moved back to Oshkosh, but got lonesome for her brothers and their families. So in 1995 she moved to the Little Chute area, in 2000 she moved to Hallmark Place in Kimberly where she made many new friends. Idabel enjoyed many hobbies, but mostly crocheting afghans for people she loved. She was a good cribbage player and was hard to beat. Idabel was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Appleton.Survivors include her brother, Rodney Helms, Appleton; a sister-in-law, Linda Husman, Oshkosh. Idabel had no children, but loved all of her nieces and nephews, Carl (Joanie) Helms, Tim (Kathy) Helms, David Helms, Linda (Gerry) Vandenberg, Patty (Dennis) Vande Burgt, Geri (Patrick) Wang, Gale (Greg) Mathes, Cookie (Tony) Passaro; her husband’s nephew, Chad (Renee) Husman and their children, Samantha and Jenna, they were very special as was Chad’s sister Tara. She was preceded in death by her brothers Vernon and Virgil Helms. Funeral services for Idabel will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 912 North Oneida Street, with Reverend Larry Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery, Oshkosh. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 am, Tuesday, until the time of the service. A memorial fund is being established.

    Do not stand by my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am a diamond glint in the snow. I am the sunlight on ripen grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starshine at night. Do not stand by my grave and cry; I am not there…I did not die.

    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 East Kimberly Avenue Kimberly 788-6202 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

Lyle Robert (Bud) Andraschko

M, b. December 21, 1923, d. June 12, 1991

Family: Idabel E Helms (b. March 11, 1925, d. September 27, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Lyle Robert (Bud) Andraschko was born on December 21, 1923.
  • Marriage: He and Idabel E Helms were married on October 5, 1946 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lyle Robert (Bud) Andraschko died on June 12, 1991, at age 67.