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Justin Dreger

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Jeremy John Schiltz

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Yolanda Baars

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Rachel L DeBruin

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Family: Randy W Pope

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Randy W Pope

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Elizabeth Louise DeBruin

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Family: Thomas Edward Birling (b. December 20, 1943, d. December 11, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Louise DeBruin was born on September 12, 1947.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Edward Birling were married on October 28, 1967 in St John the Baptist Church, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elizabeth Louise DeBruin died on July 19, 2015, at age 67, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Elizabeth "Betty" L. Birling, age 67, of Seymour passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Green Bay. She was born September 12, 1947, daughter of late Orvell and RoseMarye (Mory) DeBruin.

    On October 28, 1967, she was united in marriage to Thomas Birling at St. John Catholic Church in Seymour. He preceded her in death December 11, 2012.

    Betty was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church, Seymour and had a love for music. She farmed with her husband Tom in Black Creek for years and later worked at various jobs always that were interactive with people. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and cooking and was an avid reader.

    Survivors include her children: Tony (Pam) Birling, Andrew Birling; Amy Birling and her son Zachary; and Amanda (Andy Herrell) Birling; brothers and sisters: David (Mary) DeBruin, Steve DeBruin, Debbie Rosin, Dennis DeBruin. Further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law: Michael (Jean) Birling, Ron (Jane) Birling, Cathy (Gary) Westerman, Mary Brown, Betty Harris, Carol Birling; many nieces and nephews.

    She is preceded in death by mother-in-law and father-in-law, Alex and Elsie Birling; sisters-in-law, Sharon and Patti DeBruin; brothers-in-law: William Birling, Richard Brown, and Rod Harris.

    Friends may call on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Thomas Edward Birling

M, b. December 20, 1943, d. December 11, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Edward Birling was born on December 20, 1943 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Louise DeBruin were married on October 28, 1967 in St John the Baptist Church, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Thomas Edward Birling died on December 11, 2012, at age 68, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Thomas E. Birling, age 68, of Seymour passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. He was born December 20, 1943 son of late Alex and Elsie (Hammes) Birling in Neenah.

    On October 28, 1967 he was united in marriage to Betty DeBruin at St. John Catholic Church in Seymour.

    Tom fulfilled a lifelong dream when he and Betty purchased the farm in Black Creek. Tom later worked at Seymour Canning, a job he truly enjoyed, until his retirement.

    Tom was a member of the FFA Alumni. He enjoyed singing in the St. John church choir, served on the St. John School Board for a number of years, and also served as a lector and an usher. One of his favorite things was decorating the church at Christmas time.

    He had an uncanny ability to walk in the door when the first sheet of cookies was coming out of the oven. Having a big bowl of ice cream was a nightly requirement for Tom.

    Tom was always outside doing things. He would be out feeding sheep, driving tractor, mowing the grass, building things, and simply loved to be outside. Tom especially enjoyed spending time with his good buddy, his grandson Zach. He was also a huge Packers fan.

    Survivors include his wife, Betty; sons: Tony (Pam) Birling and Andrew Birling; 2 daughters: Amy Birling and her son Zachary; and Amanda (Andy Herrell) Birling. Further survived by his brothers and sisters: Mary Brown, Cathy (Gary) Westerman, Betty (Rod) Harris, Mike (Jean) Birling, Ron (Jane) Birling. Also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Carol Birling; David (Mary) DeBruin, Steve DeBruin, Debbie (Keith) Rosin, Dennis (Patti) DeBruin; and father-in-law Orvell DeBruin.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Bill; brother-in-law Dick Brown; mother-in-law RoseMarye DeBruin; and sister-in-law Sharon DeBruin.

    Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 9 am until the memorial mass at 11 am with Fr. Bob Kabat officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    The family is grateful for all the care and concern shown by the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

David DeBruin

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Family: Mary Noren

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mary Noren

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Steven DeBruin

M, b. January 6, 1951, d. September 26, 2015

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Family: Sharon A Flaig (b. July 7, 1954, d. June 3, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Steven DeBruin was born on January 6, 1951.
  • Marriage: He and Sharon A Flaig were married on September 7, 1973 in St John the Baptist Church, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Steven DeBruin died on September 26, 2015, at age 64.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Steven "Steve" DeBruin, age 64, of Seymour, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, September 26, 2015. He was born January 6, 1951, son of the late Orvell and RoseMarye DeBruin.

    Steve was a graduate of Seymour High School Class of 1969. He married Sharon Flaig on September 7, 1973, at St John Catholic Church in Seymour. She preceded him in death June 3, 2012.

    Steve farmed a good part of his life with his father Orvell. Later on he decided to only raise beef cattle and drive truck for Huettl out of Seymour. This was the beginning of Steve's truck driving career. He then drove semi truck several years for Fox Midwest then on to CTS for 19yrs. He retired from CTS in 2014.

    Steve loved trips to Memphis with Sharon to enjoy some good BBQ and listen to the blues. He also enjoyed vacationing in Hayward WI to get in some good fishing in his favorite fishing spots. With his great love of the outdoors, Steve was often found in his boat fishing on Lake Michigan, the Wolf River, or any given local fishing hole. If Steve wasn't fishing, he was in the woods hunting deer or turkey. His greatest love and joy were his three grandchildren. He was known to them as "G-Pa".

    He is survived by two daughters: Angie (Brian) Woolery, Hudson, WI; and Jackie (special friend Brandon) DeBruin, Green Bay; three grandchildren: Shelby, Taylor, and Jacob; brothers; David (Mary) DeBruin, Seymour; Dennis DeBruin, Appleton; and sister, Debbie Rosin, Green Bay; mother-in-law, Ruth Flaig, Green Bay; brothers-in-law: Gene Flaig, Green Bay and Tim Flaig, Green Bay.

    Steve was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Birling, father-in-law; Alvin Flaig, sisters-in-law, Patti DeBruin and Jenny Flaig.

    Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father Brian Belongia. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

    Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    A special thanks to the doctors and support staff of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Hayward, WI, and Regions Hospital of St Paul, MN.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Seymour High School in 1969.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Sharon A Flaig

F, b. July 7, 1954, d. June 3, 2012

Family: Steven DeBruin (b. January 6, 1951, d. September 26, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Sharon A Flaig was born on July 7, 1954.
  • Marriage: She and Steven DeBruin were married on September 7, 1973 in St John the Baptist Church, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sharon A Flaig died on June 3, 2012, at age 57.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Sharon A. DeBruin, age 57, of Green Bay, was called home with family by her side to join her grandparents on Sunday, June 3, 2012. She was born July 7, 1954, daughter of Alvin and Ruth (Treml) Flaig.

    She is survived by her husband Steve; two daughters: Angie (Brian) Woolery, Hudson, WI, and Jackie (fiancé Jerry) Casarez, Green Bay; three grandchildren: Shelby, Taylor, and Jacob; parents Alvin and Ruth Flaig, Green Bay; two brothers: Gene and Tim Flaig, both of Green Bay. Further survived by father-in-law Deacon Orvell DeBruin, Seymour; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Betty (Tom) Birling, Green Bay; Dave (Mary) DeBruin, Seymour, Debbie (Keith) Rosin, Green Bay, and Dennis (Patti) DeBruin, Appleton.

    Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at St. Louis Catholic Church, N8726 County Line Rd., Luxemburg, from 9:00 AM until the funeral Mass at 11 AM. Burial will take place at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Seymour.

    Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    A special thanks to Dr. Winkler and his team at Green Bay Oncology, Unity Hospice, Sr. Marlene at St. Louis Parish and Fr. Jim Dillenberg for the care given to Sharon.




    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 4, 2012.

Debra DeBruin

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Family: Keith Rosin

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Keith Rosin

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Irene M Skell

F, b. February 25, 1932, d. January 6, 2012

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Family: Paul J Frank (b. March 29, 1931, d. May 26, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Irene M Skell was born on February 25, 1932 in Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Paul J Frank were married on May 8, 1954.
  • Death: Irene M Skell died on January 6, 2012, at age 79.
  • Burial: She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Irene M. Frank, 79, Neenah, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. She was born Feb. 25, 1932, to the late Henry and Margaret (Neuens) Skell in Racine, Wis. On May 8, 1954, she married Paul "Sonny" Frank, Jr.

    Irene was a very caring woman, having been a care-giver for many children throughout her years. She enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her dogs, Candace and Holly. She was also involved with the Rusty Rails, Neenah's American Legion Post 33, and was a past board member of the Soo Line Credit Union.

    Irene will be greatly missed by her husband of almost 58 years, Sonny; three children, Tom (Diane) Frank, Linda (Tom) Voight and Tammy (Greg) Roou; her grandchildren, Lisa (John) Smith, Cindy (Eric) Kreuser, Neil (Brittany) Frank, Nicholas (Maureen) McLain, Kelly (Andrew) Naughton, Ryan (Sarah) McLain, Rachel and Allie Frank, Eric and Melissa Voight and Matthew Roou. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren, Olivia and Montana Smith, Estelle and June and Ethan Voight.

    She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Frank; and his wife, Ellie; a grandson, Aaron Frank; and a daughter-in-law, Christine Frank.

    The funeral service for Irene will be held Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. Visitation will be at church from 9 am. until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Gabriel Catholic Church made in her name would be greatly appreciated.

    Irene's family would like to extend a warm thank you to the nurses and staff at MacArthur Hall of Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, as well as the ThedaCare Hospice at Home, for the great care and compassion given to Irene.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online Condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on January 8, 2012.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Paul J Frank

M, b. March 29, 1931, d. May 26, 2013

Family: Irene M Skell (b. February 25, 1932, d. January 6, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Paul J Frank was born on March 29, 1931 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Irene M Skell were married on May 8, 1954.
  • Death: Paul J Frank died on May 26, 2013, at age 82, in King, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Paul J. "Sonny" Frank, Jr., of Neenah, age 82, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, at King, WI, surrounded by his family. He was born March 29, 1931 in Fond du Lac, son of the late Paul J. and Irma (Radtke) Frank Sr.

    Sonny graduated from Neenah High School where he was Captain of Neenah's first baseball team. He was a golden gloves boxing champion and after joining the U.S. Army during the Korean War he was a member of the Army boxing team.

    Sonny married Irene Skell on May 8, 1954. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2012. He was employed with the Soo Line Railroad until retiring in 1987. He then stayed active running a lawn care service.

    Sonny enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, competing in other sports, and also hunting and fishing. He loved watching his grandchildren participating in their sporting activities.

    Sonny was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church of Neenah, the Neenah VFW Post #10893 where he served on their Honor Guard, and the Rusty Rails.

    Survivors include his three children: Tom (Diane) Frank; Linda (Tom) Voight; and Tammy (Greg) Roou; his grandchildren: Lisa Smith; Cindy Kreuser; Neil (Brittany) Frank; Nicholas (Maureen) McLain; Kelly (Andrew) Naughton; Ryan (Sarah) McLain; Rachel and Allie Frank; Eric Voight and Sul Garcia, Melissa (Michael) Russo and Matthew Roou. He is further survived by her great-grandchildren: Olivia and Montana Smith; Estelle and June Harsh, Cleo Naughton, Sophia McLain, Brieyel Frank, Ethan Voight, Jacob, Abby and Lucas Russo; his twin sister, Pauline Darkow; a sister, Julie (Dick) Koslowski; and two brothers: Bob (Edna) Frank, Ralph (Mary) Frank.



    Sonny was preceded in death by a son, Michael Frank, and his wife, Ellie; a grandson, Aaron Frank; and a daughter-in-law, Christine Frank.

    The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 900 Geiger St., Neenah, with Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. The visitation will be held at the church from 10:30 AM until the hour of Mass. Military rites will follow the service conducted by the US Army and the Neenah Menasha Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Sonny's name.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com

    Sonny's family would like to extend a warm thank you to the nurses and staff at MacArthur Hall of Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, as well as the ThedaCare Hospice at Home, for the great care and compassion given to Sonny.




    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 27, 2013.

Thomas Paul Frank

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Linda Frank

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Tammy Frank

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Family: Gregory Roou

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Kenneth Eisch

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Kevin John Eisch

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Dorothy Calnin

F, b. May 22, 1909, d. December 5, 1994

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Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Calnin was born on May 22, 1909 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 5, 1994, at age 85.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Tyler John Weyenberg Bangart

M, b. November 28, 1988, d. August 14, 1993

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Biography

  • Birth: Tyler John Weyenberg Bangart was born on November 28, 1988 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 14, 1993, at age 4, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Stockbridge, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Angela Brantmeier

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Sophia Theresa Fritsch

F, b. October 15, 1887, d. July 27, 1954

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Family: Mathias J Meier (b. November 26, 1888, d. June 19, 1941)

Biography

  • Birth: Sophia Theresa Fritsch was born on October 15, 1887 in Maple Grove, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Mathias J Meier were married on November 26, 1912.
  • Death: Sophia Theresa Fritsch died on July 27, 1954, at age 66, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Karyn B Nytes

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