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Thomas W Verbrick

M, b. September 5, 1925, d. February 11, 2007

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas W Verbrick was born on September 5, 1925 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mildred A Schuerer were married on June 14, 1947 in St Mary Church, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Thomas W Verbrick died on February 11, 2007, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 13, 2007

    Verbrick, Thomas W. Thomas W. Verbrick, Menasha, age 81, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2007, at Manor Care in Appleton. Tom was born September 5, 1925, in Kaukauna, to the late Thomas and Florence (Simon) Verbrick. Tom graduated in 1943 from St. Mary High School with honors in history. Tom chose to honor his country — entering the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation, serving in WWII on the battleship, U.S.S. California. Upon returning, Tom was united in marriage to Mildred A. Schuerer on June 14, 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha. Tom was employed at the Wisconsin Telephone Company for 37 years, retiring in 1980. He was an avid reader, as well as a sport enthusiast. He followed the Green Bay Packers — into the Ice Bowl, supported SMC Booster Club's and followed the sport activities of his children and grandchildren. SMC honored Tom with induction into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

    Tom will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 years, Millie; his children: Barbara (David) Swain, Jean, Thomas (Connie) and John Verbrick; his four grandchildren: Daniel Swain, Erin, Emily and Nicholas Verbrick. Tom is further survived by his sisters: Margaret (Jack) Jahnke and Helen (Clarence) Lotzer, Jr.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Michael Swain, and brothers: Robert "Sam" Verbrick and Donald "Skeeto" Verbrick.

    Funeral services for Tom will be held on Friday, February 16, 2007, at 12 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Second Street, Menasha, with Father Larry Canavera officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the church on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral mass. There will be military honors performed by the American Legion William Verhagen Post #60.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his name.

    Laemmrich Funeral Home

    & Cremation Services

    920-722-8252.

Mildred A Schuerer

F, b. January 2, 1926, d. August 3, 2013

Biography

  • Birth: Mildred A Schuerer was born on January 2, 1926 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas W Verbrick were married on June 14, 1947 in St Mary Church, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mildred A Schuerer died on August 3, 2013, at age 87.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mildred A. Verbrick, age 87, of Menasha, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Millie was born in Menasha on January 2, 1926 to the late Oscar and Viola (Wagner) Schuerer. Millie was united in marriage on June 14, 1947 to Thomas W. Verbrick, her high school classmate, SMHS Class of 1943 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha. She was a bookkeeper at First National Bank, retiring in 1989. Millie will be remembered for her gracious manner, sense of humor, and selfless generosity. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, bowling, playing cards and being a grandmother.Millie is survived by her children: Barbara (David) Swain, Jean Verbrick, Thomas (Connie) Verbrick, John Verbrick; her grandchildren: Daniel Swain, Erin Verbrick (Brett) Roth, Emily Verbrick (Drew) Raimer, and Nicholas Verbrick; special friends and in-laws, Helen and Clarence Lotzer, Jr., niece, Jennifer (Matt) Smith; sisters-in-law: Margaret Jahnke, Betty Schuerer, Rosalind Schuerer, and Shirley Verbrick; nieces, nephews and friends.Millie was also preceded in death by her husband Tom; grandson Michael; brothers Hans, Robert and Thomas Schuerer and sister, Mary Schuerer.A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Second Street, Menasha. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the hour of the Mass at the church. Interment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in the Town of Menasha. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. Sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Millie on the funeral home website.The family wishes to extend a thank you to Millie's devoted caregivers and Chaplain Herb from Matthews Senior Living Care in Neenah; special friend, Virginia Steidel and Hospice nurse, Heather.

Robert J Verbrick

M, b. March 26, 1927, d. February 16, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Robert J Verbrick was born on March 26, 1927.
  • Death: He died on February 16, 2006, at age 78.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Verbrick, Robert J. "Sam"

    Robert J. "Sam" Verbrick, Appleton, age 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed into his eternal home on Thursday, February 16, 2006. Robert was born on March 26, 1927, to Thomas and Florence (Simon) Verbrick. He married Shirley Ann Dunsirn on August 13, 1955. Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Wisconsin Telephone Company in 1982 after 35 years of service.

    Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Shirley his children: Patrick (Amy) of Chicago, IL Mary (Dave) Koehler of Hortonville Michael (Katy) of Appleton and Robert Jr. (Debbie) of Reno, NV his grandchildren: Andrew and Bill (Kara), Dustin (Erica) and Dylan, Donald, James, Robert Joseph III, Greta and Noah great-grandchildren: Grant, Hailey and Sweet Pea a brother, Tom (Millie) and sisters: Marge (Jack) Jahnke and Helen (Clarence) Lotzer.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald and his mother and father-in-law, Harvey and Olive (Pendergast) Dunsirn.

    The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, February 18, 2006, at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 500 West Marquette Street, Appleton, with Rev. Tom Farrell officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, February 18, from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The interment will be held at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

    ‹i›We mourn our loss, but celebrate your wonderful life, your great spirit and your return to your Heavenly Father. We'll miss you. We love you.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 North Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Shirley Ann Dunsirn

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Donald Verbrick

M, b. November 11, 1930, d. April 1975

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Biography

  • Birth: Donald Verbrick was born on November 11, 1930.
  • Death: He died in April 1975, at age 44.

Ricky Lee DeGroot

M, b. April 26, 1963, d. June 28, 2010

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Family: Kelly Ann Kluge (b. January 27, 1969, d. June 28, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Ricky Lee DeGroot was born on April 26, 1963.
  • Marriage: He and Kelly Ann Kluge were married on November 7, 1992.
  • Death: Ricky Lee DeGroot died on June 28, 2010, at age 47, in LasVegas, Clark Co, Nevada.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    DeGroot, Ricky L.
    Combined Locks


    Ricky L. DeGroot, age 47, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 28, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV. He was the son of Ann (Resch) De Groot and the late Eugene DeGroot. Rick married the love of his life, the former Kelly Kluge on November 7, 1992, in Appleton. Rick worked as a brick and block mason most of his adult life. Rick and his happy go lucky wife, Kelly, loved to travel and were always on the go. They were always together, even on their journey to the heavenly gates. On weekends, they would get their special coffee and off they would go for an adventurous ride.

    Ricky is survived by his mother, Ann DeGroot of Combined Locks; his brothers: Guy (Kathleen) De Groot of Freedom and Gary DeGroot of Combined Locks; his nephews: Ben (Tricia) DeGroot, Chris (Fiance Andrea) DeGroot; Richard, Michael and Gordy Olson; great-nephew, Brenden DeGroot; brother-in-law, Thad (Dawn) Kluge and their children, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Kelly's step-father, paternal and maternal grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

    A memorial service for Rick and Kelly will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home, with Deacon Vincent DeGroot officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

    My dear son, Rick and Kelly, when times were good on occasion you would take me along on your adventures. We would be walking down the street, arm and arm, with Rick in the middle. Rick, you would say, "I am with my two best girls, the two I love most in this world." When we got together we had great fun and often laughed until our sides ached. In the last few years as Rick's health failed we went through some rough times, but I will always remember the good times. Thanks for the precious memories. The love you two shared was always a joy to see. As you two embraced each other may the good Lord embrace you both and give you peace. I will always love you both.

    Mom/Annie Mom.
    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
    Kimberly.

Kelly Ann Kluge

F, b. January 27, 1969, d. June 28, 2010

Parents

Family: Ricky Lee DeGroot (b. April 26, 1963, d. June 28, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Kelly Ann Kluge was born on January 27, 1969.
  • Marriage: She and Ricky Lee DeGroot were married on November 7, 1992.
  • Death: Kelly Ann Kluge died on June 28, 2010, at age 41, in LasVegas, Clark Co, Nevada.
  • Note: Kelly Ann DeGroot, age 41, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 28, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kelly was the daughter of Judy Kaddatz (the late Gene Kaddatz) and Guy (Cheryl) Kluge. She married her soul mate and love of her life, Rick DeGroot, on November 7, 1992. Rick and Kelly had a very special bond that was obvious to all who knew them. They enjoyed many special moments of their lives together, traveling and seeing the world. We all enjoyed listening to the funny stories they told of their adventures. Kelly was a very successful hairdresser with a vast, dedicated clientele. She had a unique talent of making everything she touched beautiful. From decorating their homes, all of the three salons she owned, to making all her clients feel loved and special. She had a contagious laugh, a fun, upbeat personality and could make a room light up when she walked in. She will be truly missed.

    Kelly is survived by her mother, Judy (nee Fairchild) Kluge-Kaddatz of Appleton; her father, Guy (Cheryl) Kluge of Hortonville; her brother, Thad (Dawn) Kluge and nephew Hunter of Hortonville; her step-nieces and nephews; her step-brother and sisters: Rory, Roxanne, and Bobbie Sue and their families; her grandmother, Betty Kluge of Hortonville; her mother-in-law, Ann DeGroot; brothers-in-laws: Guy (Kathleen) DeGroot and their children, and Gary DeGroot; special cousin, friend and "sister" Stacey Thein; godchild, Lexi Thein; special second cousins Judy and John Robedeaux; her godparents, Rick Kluge and Peggy Holcomb; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her step-father, Gene Kaddatz; her grandparents: Flavous and Emma Fairchild, and Reno Kluge; and step-grandparents: Elvin and Anna Mae Conrad.

    A memorial service for Rick and Kelly will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home, with Deacon Vincent DeGroot officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

    My dearest darling daughter, you were the Life in Me.

    Jansen Fargo

    Funeral Home

    204 East Kimberly Avenue

    Kimberly 920-788-6202

    online condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Carmen Diermeier

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Family: Norbert A Merkes (b. May 8, 1927, d. April 30, 1993)

Susan Merkes

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Michael Hoffman

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Family: Susan Merkes

Barbara Merkes

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Family: Carl Miller

Carl Miller

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Joan Merkes

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Larry Hermann

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Family: Joan Merkes

Daniel Robert Merkes

M, b. May 29, 1951, d. March 19, 2005

Parents

Family: Jane Gitter

Biography

  • Birth: Daniel Robert Merkes was born on May 29, 1951 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 19, 2005, at age 53.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Tuesday, April 5, 2005

    Daniel Robert Merkes


    May 29,1951-March 19, 2005
    Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin. Resided In: Orland California

    Daniel, Age 53, son of Carmen and the late Norbert Merkes passed away after a six month courageous battle with complication from the West Nile Virus. His passionate heart and his brave spirit will be missed by all who knew him.


    He is survived by his wife Jane (Glitter) Merkes , his mother Carmen (Diermeier) Merkes, four sisters ; Susan (Mike) Hoffman, Barb ((Carl) Miller, Joan Merkes (fiance Scott Heiman), Chris (jon) Bloch, all of Wisconsin; in-Laws : Lester and Mary Gitter, Ruth and Ron Rauen, Paul and Lynette Gitter, Andy and Mary Gitter, Theresa and Mike Woods, Joe and Sandy Gitter, Amy and Daniel Mueller, all of wisconsin, Kevin and Melissa Gitter of Arizona; 26 nisces and nephews; and six great Nices and nephews.

    Daniel lived in California for the past 30 years. Over the past few months we witnessed his love for his wife Jane and the steadfast friendship of his close friend Mark . Daniel loved life on his small ranch. He kept his yard full of blooming roses. He enjoyed his neighbors, riding his motorcycle and walks thru his eucalyptus grove with his faithful companion, his dog Alex.

    There will be a memorial service for Daniel at St. Denis Catholic Church, Shicoton on friday, April 8th. Visit with the family from 6-7 p.m. with a mass following at 7p.m.

Jane Gitter

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Family: Daniel Robert Merkes (b. May 29, 1951, d. March 19, 2005)

Rudolph Forster

M, b. July 21, 1882, d. November 25, 1935

Parents

Family: Anna Susan Stein (b. September 23, 1884, d. August 17, 1952)

Biography

  • Birth: Rudolph Forster was born on July 21, 1882 in Austria.
  • Death: He died on November 25, 1935, at age 53, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Susan Stein

F, b. September 23, 1884, d. August 17, 1952

Parents

  • Father: Hubert Stein (b. October 1853, d. December 23, 1918)
  • Mother: Susan VanRooy (b. September 29, 1859, d. June 10, 1944)

Family: Rudolph Forster (b. July 21, 1882, d. November 25, 1935)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Susan Stein was born on September 23, 1884 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 17, 1952, at age 67.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Kenneth Benjamin Forster

M, b. September 29, 1917, d. May 1, 1993

Parents

Family: Roseann J Kerkhoff (b. November 25, 1917, d. June 19, 2005)

Biography

  • Birth: Kenneth Benjamin Forster was born on September 29, 1917 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 1, 1993, at age 75, in Townsend, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Roseann J Kerkhoff

F, b. November 25, 1917, d. June 19, 2005

Parents

Family: Kenneth Benjamin Forster (b. September 29, 1917, d. May 1, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Roseann J Kerkhoff was born on November 25, 1917 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 19, 2005, at age 87, in Oregon, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Forster, Roseann J.

    OREGON/ KIMBERLY - Roseann J. Forster age 87, of Oregon, formerly of Kimberly, died on Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Oregon Manor. She was born on Nov. 25, 1917, in Kimberly, daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary (Van Weygen) Kerkhoff. Roseann married Kenneth Forster on Nov. 15, 1941 in Appleton. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1993. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly. Roseann is survived by her sons, Chuck (Judy) Forster of Oregon, and Kevin Forster of Hortonville; daughter, Jill Forster of Bruce; two grandsons, Peter (Nikki) Forster of Evansville, and Tom (Cindy) Forster of Oregon; four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Forster, and Emily and Jessica Forster; two sisters, Alberta Taylor of Bridgeville, Pa., and Mary Delnick of Albany, N.Y.; three sisters-in-law, Marion Gunther of Menasha, Helen North of Winston Salem, N.C., and Joan Gmeiner of Lakewood; and brother-in-law, Herbert Forster of Little Chute. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terry, in 1988; her husband, Kenneth; two brothers, Harry and Jordon Van Thiel; and her sister, Frances Wallenfang. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2005, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, 600 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly with Father Tom Pomeroy officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorials to EWTN Cable Network appreciated.

    Jansen- Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Ave. Kimberly, WI 54136 (920) 788-6202 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

Charles Gerald Forster

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Judy Unknown

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Kevin Forster

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Jill Forster

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Michael Mollet

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Family: Jill Forster