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James Thompson

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Family: Yvonne Louise Cotnoir (b. March 12, 1936, d. September 18, 2006)

Alice M DuFrane

F, b. August 28, 1908, d. June 14, 1993

Parents

Family 1: John Jacob Hanegraaf (b. June 26, 1899, d. December 25, 1976)

Family 2: Edwin Joseph Cotnoir (b. March 5, 1898, d. October 13, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice M DuFrane was born on August 28, 1908 in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 14, 1993, at age 84, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/26N.

Edwin Joseph Cotnoir

M, b. March 5, 1898, d. October 13, 1962

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Family: Alice M DuFrane (b. August 28, 1908, d. June 14, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Edwin Joseph Cotnoir was born on March 5, 1898 in Bark River, Delta Co, Michigan.
  • Death: He died on October 13, 1962, at age 64.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/26N.

Levi Evariste Dufresne

M, b. February 25, 1871, d. 1943

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Family: Agnes Mary Boyer (b. July 19, 1874)

Biography

  • Birth: Levi Evariste Dufresne was born on February 25, 1871 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Agnes Mary Boyer were married on December 14, 1891.
  • Death: Levi Evariste Dufresne died in 1943, at age ~72, in Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.

Agnes Mary Boyer

F, b. July 19, 1874

Family: Levi Evariste Dufresne (b. February 25, 1871, d. 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Mary Boyer was born on July 19, 1874 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Levi Evariste Dufresne were married on December 14, 1891.

Thomas A Cotnoir

M, b. December 8, 1931, d. March 7, 2017

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas A Cotnoir was born on December 8, 1931 in Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 7, 2017, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Thomas "Tom" A. Cotnoir, age 85, of Kimberly, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1931 in Niagara, Wisconsin to the late Edward and Alice (Dufrane) Cotnoir. He graduated from Kimberly High School in 1950. He worked as a mill hand in the Kimberly Mill for a year before he proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Tom specialized in jet fighter avionics while serving in the Air Force during the Korean War. When he returned to the states Tom provided radar over watch for the Oak Ridge Atomic Energy Facility.

    Tom married Mary Springfield in Kingsford, Michigan and together they were blessed with seven children, John, Mary, Paul, Thomas, Robert, James and William.

    He retired from the Kimberly Mills after forty-six years. He started as an eager mill hand and worked his way to superintendent; and was respected among his coworkers for the care and concern shown to all those whom he worked with.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his daughter-in-law, Estella; his six children, Mary Murtie, Paul Cotnoir, Thomas (Wendy) Cotnoir, Robert Cotnoir, James (Brenda) Cotnoir and William (Kathy) Cotnoir; ten grandchildren, John, Peter, Megan, Brecon, Greg, Ryan, Christopher, Garrett, Aaron and Macallum; five great-grandchildren, Addelyn, Gabriel, Braylon, Cajea and William. Tom is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, John; his brother, Richard and his sister Yvonne.

    A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Ave. in Kimberly. Visitation will be held on Saturday, starting at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Military Honors will follow the service. Inurnment will be held at Holy Name Cemetery in Kimberly. Memorial contributions can be made in Tom's name to the Appleton YMCA. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Richard Edward Cotnoir

M, b. November 26, 1932, d. April 30, 2009

Parents

Family: Janet Mary Dix (b. October 1, 1937, d. December 27, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Edward Cotnoir was born on November 26, 1932 in Niagara, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Janet Mary Dix were married on March 2, 1957.
  • Death: Richard Edward Cotnoir died on April 30, 2009, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 2, 2009


    Cotnoir, Richard E.


    Dick Cotnoir, age 76, of Kimberly, died on April 30, 2009, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton. Dick was born on November 26, 1932, in Niagara, Wisconsin, to the late Edward and Alice (Du Frane) Cotnoir. He married Janet M. Dix in Kimberly on March 2, 1957. Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army-Medical Corps. He began his career as a printer at Kimberly-Clark in 1951, retiring as a supervisor at New Page in 1996. Dick was a life-time member of the Kimberly American Legion. He was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed camping.

    Survivors include Janet, his wife of 52 years; his children: Michael Cotnoir (Kathy Dorn), Little Chute; Randall Cotnoir, Town of Harrison; Kathy (Scott) Strebe, Menasha; and Steven (Greta) Cotnoir, Combined Locks; his grandchildren: Luke Strebe, Hannah Cotnoir and Zack Cotnoir; his great-granddaughter, Ava Strebe; his brother, Thomas (Mary Ruth) Cotnoir, Kimberly; his in-laws: Ronald (Shirley) Dix, Combined Locks; Dan Dix, Kimberly; and James Thompson, Breed, Wisconsin; and his best friend, Willie (Lois) Rowe, Kimberly.

    He was preceded in death by his sister, Yvonne Thompson.

    Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at JANSEN-FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Deacon Bud Klister officiating. Friends may call directly at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. A memorial has been established in Dick's name.

    The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Cherry Meadows, especially Chris De Decker.

    Jansen-Fargo

    Funeral Home

    204 E. Kimberly Avenue

    Kimberly 54136

    Online Condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Janet Mary Dix

F, b. October 1, 1937, d. December 27, 2010

Parents

Family: Richard Edward Cotnoir (b. November 26, 1932, d. April 30, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Janet Mary Dix was born on October 1, 1937 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Richard Edward Cotnoir were married on March 2, 1957.
  • Death: Janet Mary Dix died on December 27, 2010, at age 73.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Janet Mary Cotnoir, age 73, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2010. She was born October 1, 1937, in Appleton to the late Herman and Virginia (Hammon) Dix. She married her late husband of 52 years, Richard Cotnoir, on March 2, 1957. Janet was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her family and craft making. She loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

    Janet is survived by her children: Michael Cotnoir of Little Chute, Randall Cotnoir of Town of Harrison, Kathy (Scott) Strebe of Menasha, Steven (Greta) Cotnoir of Combined Locks; grandchildren: Luke Strebe, Hannah Cotnoir and Zack Cotnoir; great-granddaughters: Ava Strebe and Lilly Strebe; brothers: Ronald (Shirley) Dix, Daniel Dix; and good friends, Willie (Lois) Rowe of Kimberly.

    Funeral Services for Janet will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

    The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the hospice staff at Cherry Meadows for all their love and support for our mom.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Janet's name.

    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home

    204 E. Kimberly Ave.

    Kimberly 788-6202

    Online condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

David Schommer

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Kathleen Klein

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Kristy Hoffman

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Leif Robert Offerdahl

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Franklin G Taff

M, b. March 11, 1930, d. June 29, 2015

Family 2: Kathleen Stanchina

Biography

  • Birth: Franklin G Taff was born on March 11, 1930 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: He was married on February 10, 1967.
  • Death: He died on June 29, 2015, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Franklin G. Taff, age 85, of Appleton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday morning, June 29, 2015. He was born on March 11, 1930 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, to the late Franklin and Helen (Maudo) Taff. Frank served in the United States Air Force from 1946 until 1950, and on February 10, 1967, Frank married the love of his life Kathleen Stanchina. He enjoyed the outdoors - his favorite quarries were ducks, deer, and fish. Frank looked forward to the camping trips with his family and the fishing trips to Canada. His passion was building World War II model airplanes, especially B-29 and P-51 models.

    Frank is survived by his loving wife Kathleen Taff; sons Steven Taff, Peter (Vicki) Taff, Brian (Juana) Taff, and Richard Taff; daughters Pamela (George) Allar, Jodi (Kurt) Cowling, Jana (Joel) Parker, and Jolene (Jason) Burke; 26 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and his sister Rose Marie Schroeder. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Frank was preceded in death by his son Frankie, daughter Victoria Mueller, and sister Judith O'Blenes.

    The funeral service for Frank will be held at 4:30 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 537 N. Superior Street, with Deacon Rick Simon officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon from 3:00 PM until the time of the service. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Dorothy Zielinski

F, b. March 10, 1923, d. April 17, 2012

Family: Orville Howard Birling (b. July 4, 1923, d. July 21, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Zielinski was born on March 10, 1923 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Orville Howard Birling were married on September 27, 1945 in Colorado.
  • Death: Dorothy Zielinski died on April 17, 2012, at age 89.
  • Note: Dorothy Elizabeth (Zielinski) Birling, 89, Denmark, was called to Heaven on April 17, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

    When Our Lord came looking for another perfect and beautiful angel to be with Him, he knocked on our mother's door and she went home with him.

    Dorothy was born March 10, 1923, daughter of the late Joseph and Bernice (Dombrowski) Zielinski in Menasha, WI. She married Orville Howard Birling on September 27, 1945, while he was stationed at Fort Collins, Colorado. They were married 48 years before he passed away in 1993.

    She was a very religious person who prayed the Rosary daily, her faith was very important to her. She belonged to St. Mary Catholic Church in Glenmore and sang in the church choir for many years. She was a very loving and compassionate person with a great sense of humor. Her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to her and she was always talking about them.

    Before Alzheimer's and Macular Degeneration took its toll on her, she enjoyed her many house plants, watching ice skating, the Packers and listening to Polka music. She was always reading the paper and cutting out interesting things to give to her daughters. She also made the best German potato salad ever. Dorothy enjoyed visiting the ladies in her apartment building and showing people she knew how high she could kick her legs up. Mom and Dad would spend Sundays visiting with dad's brother and family in Black Creek, or taking trips to Menasha to see other family members. They also liked going to church picnics or just driving around stopping for an occasional ice cream cone.

    Dorothy is survived by three daughters: Judy (Thomas) Micolichek, Sandy (Raymond) Brantmeier and Sherry (Donald) Wagner; six grandchildren: Mark (Joan) Micolichek, Brian (Kelly) Micolichek, Scott (fiancé-Jen Tackes) Brantmeier, Craig (Kelly) Brantmeier, Stacy (Dan) Van Caster, and Cristy (fiancé-Matt Murray) Brantmeier; eleven great-grandchildren: Landon, Riley, Lauren, Ryan, Sean, Tony, Ashley, Andrew, Dalton, Sierra and Noah.

    Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; infant son, Steven Michael; grandson, Todd James Micolichek; her brothers: Clarence, Norman and John Zielinski; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

    Family and friends may call Thursday, April 19, 2012 (TODAY) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, where there will be a Parish Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Glenmore. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday at church, with Fr. Dave Pleier officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

    A special thanks to Diane, Jerry and Anna Mae who did so much for mom while she lived in Denmark. Also to all the nurses and staff at Bornemanns for their care and compassion and to her family who did what they could to make her last years happy and comfortable.

    "We love and miss you very much"




    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from April 18 to April 19, 2012.

Jeanine L Antinoja

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Michael David Smits

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Tina Marie Schink

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Melissa F VanDyke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Edward P Resch

M, b. October 28, 1911, d. July 27, 1993

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Biography

  • Birth: Edward P Resch was born on October 28, 1911 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 27, 1993, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Irvan William Resch

M, b. February 17, 1913, d. December 8, 2003

Parents

Family: Geneva Katherine Skalmosky (b. March 13, 1923, d. January 23, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Irvan William Resch was born on February 17, 1913.
  • Death: He died on December 8, 2003, at age 90.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Geneva Katherine Skalmosky

F, b. March 13, 1923, d. January 23, 1997

Family: Irvan William Resch (b. February 17, 1913, d. December 8, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Geneva Katherine Skalmosky was born on March 13, 1923.
  • Death: She died on January 23, 1997, at age 73.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Wilfred J Resch

M, b. March 21, 1915, d. February 19, 2002

Parents

Family: Elsie E Karchinski (b. October 9, 1916, d. March 12, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilfred J Resch was born on March 21, 1915.
  • Death: He died on February 19, 2002, at age 86.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.