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Kim VandeBurgt

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Abby VandeBurgt

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Mary Therese Heenan

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  • Birth: Mary Therese Heenan was born on November 2, 1930 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on January 31, 1953.
  • Death: She died on July 12, 2001, at age 70.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 70

    Passed away peacefully due to complications from a stroke, with family at her side on July 12, 2001. Mary’s children are grateful to family and friends, and especially Mary’s sisters, Kate and Pat, and brother, Jim, for their loving support and comfort during the difficult weeks of Mary’s illness. Mary was born on November 2, 1930, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Patrick and Rose (Feeley) Heenan. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in 1948 and attended Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. Mary was married to Edward C. Holtz on January 31, 1953. Mary and Ed raised five children; Mary Beth (Buck), Katie, Rose, Fred, and Anne. She and Ed resided in Appleton until 1978. Because of their careers in minor league baseball, Mary and Ed resided in various cities in the United States including Knoxville, Tennessee; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Tucson, Arizona; Sumter, South Carolina; and finally settled in Macon, Georgia. Mary came home to Appleton in 1996 to begin a life of retirement and advanced Grandmahood. Mary was grateful for the many lasting friendships that developed due to her travels. She knew she was blessed to have shared her life with so many kind people from so many different cities and backgrounds. She will be missed by many good friends throughout the United States. Mary’s career (but never her personality) was overshadowed at times by Ed, because of his great successes in minor league baseball. However, as the saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” Mary’s role in minor league baseball was many faceted. She was concessions operator, ticket manager, office manager, mother, wife, and friend. She was involved with successful baseball operations that included affiliations with the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, and Atlanta Braves. She retired from baseball while employed by the Atlanta Braves, after contributing much to their successful run in the 1990s that included their only World Series Championship in 1995, the same fall that Ed passed away. Mary gracefully departed the game after speaking at her late husband’s induction in the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame in Asheville, North Carolina, and throwing out the first pitch at “Mary Holtz Day” in Macon, Georgia, on August 31, 1996. “To know her is to love her,” is what seems to best describe Mary. Whether working at the ballpark, shopping at the grocery store, attending Mass, working in the parish office, selling tickets at the theatre, lunching with the girls on Mondays, playing bridge on Wednesdays, listening to her police scanner, swimming with the “Mermaids,” or spending time with the many wonderful caregivers at the end of her life, there was definitely something special about Mary. Life around Mary was always full of love and laughs. The Irish sparkle in Mary’s eyes and her contagious sense of humor stayed with her to the very end. We thank God for letting Mary be a part of our lives. Heaven will be a more special place for all of us, knowing Mary and Ed are there. Mary is survived by four daughters, Mary Beth (Phil) Koss, Katie (Steve Truog) Holtz, Rose (Curt) Wentzel, and Anne (Jeff Theimer) Olson-Theimer, and one son, Fred Holtz. Further survived by special family friend, Michele VandenHeuvel. Also survived by grandchildren: Jessica and Matt Reeves; Thomas and Margaret Koss; Matt, Tim, Caitlin, Michael and Curtis Peck; Eddie Holtz; Maryrose and Daniel Wentzel; John Edward Holtz; Rachel and Sam Olson; Emily Koss; Steven, Mark, and Daniel Truog; and Brandon, Jacob and Hannah Theimer; two sisters, Catherine Hahn, and Patricia (Harold) Blanshan; one brother, Jim (Virginia) Heenan, two sisters-in-law, Erna (Harold) Houtz, Anne (Pete) Gray; one brother-in-law, Tom (Jean) Orbison. Further survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister, Rosemary, a brother-in-law, Tom Hahn and a sister-in-law, Daisy Orbison. The funeral liturgy will be on Monday, July 16, 2001, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 South State Street, Appleton, Wisconsin at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Bob Lexa officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of The Rosary at 7:30 p.m, and again on Monday directly at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of liturgy. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o Wichmann Funeral Home. Special thanks for the Theda Care Inpatient Hospice Unit for their loving care and comfort.

Edward C Holz

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Family: Mary Therese Heenan (b. November 2, 1930, d. July 12, 2001)

George Norbert Wall

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Family 1: Peggy Unknown

Family 2: Jean Marie Ashman (b. September 20, 1942, d. May 26, 1985)

Suzanne Wall

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Family: John Lessner

Sylvester Henry Brouillard

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Family: Helen Frances Coonen (b. August 30, 1938, d. June 28, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester Henry Brouillard was born on June 11, 1925 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Helen Frances Coonen were married on December 2, 1967 in St Pius X Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sylvester Henry Brouillard died on September 12, 1983, at age 58, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Bradley Brouillard

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

Melissa Jean Retzlaff

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

Ryan Charles Retzlaff

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

Jacob Michael Retzlaff

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

Beverly Ann Beschta

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Family: Charles Michael Heenan (b. March 11, 1940, d. June 9, 2001)

Diane Heenan

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Family 1: Michael Zielke

Family 2: Jeffrey Joseph Gerrits

Denis Heenan

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Andrea Herman

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Family: Denis Heenan

Lori Heenan

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Family: Terry Casey

Terry Casey

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Family: Lori Heenan

Lyn Heenan

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Joan Mary Liebergen

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Biography

  • Birth: Joan Mary Liebergen was born on March 25, 1940 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on April 20, 1960 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 6, 2001, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: 112 East 8th Street Kaukauna

    Age 61 died on Wednesday, June 6, at Appleton Medical Center following a short illness. She was born on March 25, 1940 the daughter of Willard and Eileen (Fink) Liebergen. She married John “Jack” Heilman on April 20, 1960 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Hollandtown. Joni enjoyed spending time up North with her family; working in her flower garden, spending time with friends and especially enjoyed spending time with her seven grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her husband: John “Jack” Heilman; her mother: Eileen Liebergen, Kaukauna; two daughters and sons-in-law: Dawn (Bob) Dercks, Kaukauna; Diane (Gary) Soltwisch, Westmont, Illinois; a son and daughter-in-law: Bill (Ann Ashauer) Heilman, Kaukauna; 7 grandchildren: Danielle, Brian and Nick Dercks, Kaukauna; Gregg, Lindsay, and Sam Soltwisch, Westmont, Illinois; and Jonathon Heilman, Kaukauna; a sister and brother-in-law: Lois (Todd) Luedtke, Little Chute; and a brother and sister-in-law: Jerry (Judy Ludwig) Liebergen, Kaukauna; a brother-in-law: Bob (Monika) Heilman, Freedom; a sister-in-law: Diane Heilman, Arizona; a special aunt, Ann Van Linn, Kaukauna; 5 nephews: Danny, Bobby, Nathan, Brandon, and Andrew; and a niece: Rachael. Joni was preceded in death by her father: Willard Liebergen, a brother, William “Bill” Liebergen; her father and mother-in-law: Woodrow and Elizabeth Heilman and brothers-in-law: William B. Heilman and Jim Heilman. The funeral liturgy will be held at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 119 W. Seventh Street, Kaukauna with Fr. Bob Udulutsch, O.F.M. Cap. Friends may call directly at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Friday. Interment will be at Union Cemetery.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

John Heilman

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Family: Joan Mary Liebergen (b. March 25, 1940, d. June 6, 2001)

Dawn E Heilman

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robert J Dercks

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

Diane Heilman

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

William John Heilman

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America