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Angela M Banker

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Nicholas Bradish

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Natalie Bradish

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Clayton DeGroot

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  • Birth: Clayton DeGroot was born on June 14, 1927 in Wausaukee, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Jeanette Pilon were married on February 14, 1950 in Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Clayton DeGroot died on July 12, 2012, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Clayton DeGroot, 85, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Clayton was born on June 14, 1927 in Wausaukee, to James and Nellie DeGroot. He served in the Army Air corps during WWII. On February 14, 1950 he married Jeanette Pilon in Niagara. Clayton worked at Kimberly Clark for 40 years until his retirement. He was an avid camper for over 50 years and built his first two campers. Clayton and his wife Jeanette enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, spending their winters after retirement in the south. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and he enjoyed spending time with them, that time will always be treasured. Clayton was very inventive and his mind never stopped working, even in his later years, the inventions just got smaller. His work will be remembered in all of his children and grandchildren's houses. Clayton was a charter member of St. Thomas More.

    Clayton is survived by his children: Steve (Donna) DeGroot, Gillett; Jill Karras, Seattle, WA; Glen (Dana) DeGroot, Greenville; Elaine (Jeff) Zak, Appleton; Paul (Norma) DeGroot, Appleton and Patrick (Suzy) DeGroot, Shiocton; grandchildren: Jesse (Tracy) Karras; Michelle and Shawn Zak; Lindsay and Michael DeGroot; Eric DeGroot Schreiter; a great grandchild, Wilson Zak Garrity; sister: Evelyn Dolan, Kaukauna; Leone Berg, Appleton, and Helen DeGroot, Appleton and a brother-in-law: Carlton Berg, Town of Menasha. Clayton is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jeanette in 2008, and two sisters; Eunice DeGroot and Geraldine DeGroot Berg.

    The memorial service for Clayton will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM with Fr. Jim Lucas officiating at the STAR OF HOPE CHAPEL, at Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N. Richmond St. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the cemetery chapel.

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the ALS Association. The family would like to thank, Jacob Temple, the staff at Appleton Retirement Community and Dr. Steven Dernlan and Tracy for all of their wonderful care that they showed Dad. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Jeanette Pilon

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  • Birth: Jeanette Pilon was born on October 14, 1928 in Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Clayton DeGroot were married on February 14, 1950 in Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Jeanette Pilon died on October 28, 2008, at age 80.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: November 2, 2008

    DeGroot, Jeanette
    Jeanette DeGroot, of Appleton, age 80 years, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born on October 14, 1928, in Niagara, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Eugene and Ada (Amond) Pilon. On February 14, 1950, Jeanette married Clayton DeGroot in Niagara. She has lived in Appleton most of her adult life. Jeanette was a charter member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and worked for the parish for 26 years before her retirement. She was one of the first organists at Rainbow Gardens. Jeanette enjoyed playing many instruments and listening to music. Many will remember her by her needlework designs and the smell of baked bread in her home. Most of all, her family meant the world to her. She was a wonderful combination of strength, grace, stubbornness and love.
    She is survived by her loving husband: Clayton DeGroot; her children: Steve (Donna) DeGroot, Gillett; Jill Karras, Seattle, WA; Glen (Dana) DeGroot, Greenville; Elaine (Jeff) Zak, Appleton; Paul (Norma) DeGroot, Appleton and Patrick (Suzy) DeGroot, Shiocton; grandchildren: Jesse (Tracy Ho) Karras; Michelle and Shawn Zak; Lindsay and Michael DeGroot; Eric DeGroot Schriter; brothers: David (Phyllis) Pilon, Sheboygan; Jim Pilon, Niagara; Ray (Janis) Pilon, Niagara; sisters: Audrey Zanon, Beaver Dam; Cleo (Jack) Graff, Beaver Dam; Mary (Glenn) Bierstaker, Waupaca; Carol (Hank) Westberg, Pound and Nancy (Dave) Reichardt, Pound; sisters-in-law: Evelyn Dolan, Kaukauna; Leone Berg, Pleasanton, CA and Helen DeGroot, Appleton and a brother-in-law: Carlton Berg, Town of Menasha. Jeanette is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parent and her sister, Beatrice Seidel.
    The memorial liturgy for Jeanette will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2008, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton. Fr. Gerald Falk will be presiding. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. The family will receive family and friends at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
    Jeanette's family would like to thank the Appleton Valley VNA, ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Dr. Stephen Dernlan and his wonderful staff. Special thanks to Eleanor Farrell for the special care given to Jeanette.
    Wichmann Funeral Home
    537 N. Superior Street
    Appleton 920-739-1231
    Online condolences
    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Felicia Delgado

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Danielle Deltour

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Connor Deltour

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Amanda Mary Garrigan

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Melissa Ann Garrigan

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Megan Gossens

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Brandon Graphos

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Jordon Graphos

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Allison Graphos

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Heather Heidemann

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Laura Hubley

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Jordan Devalk

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Nathan DeValk

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

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Alyssa Krueger

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Kaitlin Lyons

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Pamela Reinholz

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Angelica Rickert

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