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Cathy Birling

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Gary Westerman

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Betty Birling

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Family: Rodney Harris (b. September 18, 1949, d. June 24, 2013)

Rodney Harris

M, b. September 18, 1949, d. June 24, 2013

Biography

  • Birth: Rodney Harris was born on September 18, 1949.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 14, 1976.
  • Death: He died on June 24, 2013, at age 63.
  • Note: Rodney L. Harris, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and diabetes. Rod was born on September 18, 1949, son of Arlene Kelley and the late Verdon Harris. After graduating from high school and several years of college, Rod married the love of his life, Betty Birling, at St. John the Baptist Church in Seymour, WI, on May 14, 1976. Betty and Rod spent their years together traveling and golfing.

    Rod was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed all sports especially bowling, his fantasy baseball league and computer golf and greyhound racing. He also loved to play cards and gambling. Rod will always be remembered for his sharp sense of humor and great sense of direction.

    Rod will be dearly missed by his wife of 37 years Betty; his mother, Arlene Kelley; sisters Laura and Verlene and his brother Jeff. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Mary Brown, Cathy (Gary) Westerman and Carol Birling; brothers-in-law, Mike (Jean) Birling and Ron (Jane) Birling; his God children, Chris and Gary Lee and niece Erin; as well as many other special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Verdon Harris; his sister, Carol; his nephew Robbie; his parents-in-law, Alex and Elsie Birling; and his brothers-in-law, Jeff Morison, Tom Birling and Bill Birling.

    The funeral service for Rod will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN (537 N. Superior St. Appleton) with Father Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wisconsin Parkinson's Association are appreciated.

    The Harris family would like to thank Rod's long time computer golf friends, Lonnie Iris and his wife Naomi, Gerry Voigt and Randy Miller and his fantasy baseball friends Ben and Carl for their friendship and the Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team for their support.

Albert G Briggs

M, b. November 12, 1897, d. September 20, 1985

Family: Mary Molitor (b. January 2, 1903, d. April 1, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Albert G Briggs was born on November 12, 1897.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Molitor were married in 1926.
  • Death: Albert G Briggs died on September 20, 1985, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Christopher Jerome Elrick

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

Joseph Elrick

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

Kerry L Berko

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Crystal Geurts

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Diana Mae Huebner

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Family: Clayton Ervin Schaffer (b. January 7, 1937, d. July 6, 2016)

Constance Mary Garvey

F, b. 1923, d. January 29, 1982

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Biography

  • Birth: Constance Mary Garvey was born in 1923.
  • Marriage: She was married in 1945.
  • Death: She died on January 29, 1982, at age ~59, in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.

James Ford

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Patrick Ford

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Mary Ford

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Kathleen Ford

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John Ford

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Thomas J Garvey

M, b. April 30, 1924, d. September 1, 1978

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas J Garvey was born on April 30, 1924 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 1, 1978, at age 54.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Daniel Joseph Garvey

M, b. July 27, 1925, d. May 6, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Daniel Joseph Garvey was born on July 27, 1925.
  • Death: He died on May 6, 2013, at age 87.
  • Note: Daniel J. Garvey

    After a long, full life beginning on July 27, 1925, Daniel Joseph Garvey of Appleton died peacefully on May 6, 2013, in his home with his loving wife and family by his side.

    Dan was born and raised in Appleton, the son of Celestine "Lett" and Agnes (Roemer) Garvey. He attended Appleton High School, graduating in 1943. Following high school, Dan served in the 9th Division, 39th Regiment, I Company, seeing action in the Hurtgen Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. It was there he earned a Purple Heart. Following the war, he completed his college education at Notre Dame, earning degrees in Mathematics and Accounting. When he returned to Appleton, he began his life as a husband, father, community member, and business owner.

    Dan is survived by his wife: Catherine "Cate"; his children: Michael (Mary Ann) Garvey, Anne Garvey, Peter (Lisa) Garvey, Elizabeth (Hugh Bayer) Garvey, Paul (Teri) Garvey, Martha (Dave Zasler) Garvey, Daniel Garvey, and John (fiancée Donna Leonard) Garvey. Dan also leaves behind his grandchildren: Sarah, Brendan, Evan, John, Elizabeth, Max, Val, Annie, Katy, Bob, Dan III, Matt, Zach, Ean, Maggie, Isabel, and great-grandchildren Riley and Darian. Also surviving Dan are his sister Colleen, his brother Terence, sisters-in-law Ann Marie, Helen, Josephine, and Beverly, many nieces and nephews, Julia and Sandy, and a host of friends.

    Dan's pioneering drive and vision led him to pursue forestry, fitness, healthy eating, and computers in creative and innovative ways, well before any became mainstream.

    The Funeral Liturgy for Dan will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street in Appleton. Private burial will take place at a later date. Friends are welcome to gather at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    Dan will be remembered for his wit, humor, charm, strong family values, and faith. Success in life can be measured in many ways. The true measure is the story we leave behind. Dan's story is one of quiet virtue, impacting his wife, his family, his community, and his country, in tangible and intangible ways.

Catherine Turkel

F, b. March 2, 1926, d. May 11, 2016

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Turkel was born on March 2, 1926 in Bessemer, Gogebic Co, Michigan.
  • Death: She died on May 11, 2016, at age 90.
  • Note: Garvey, Catherine L.

    Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, and having lived a full and complete life, Catherine (Cate) Louise (Turkal) Garvey of Appleton died peacefully in her home on May 11, 2016.

    Cate was born in Bessemer, Michigan on March 2, 1926, daughter of Nicholas and Ana (Smolic) Turkal. Her parents immigrated to the United States separately from Croatia and settled in Bessemer where they raised Cate and her nine siblings.

    After high school, Cate enrolled at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She moved to Appleton and worked at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. It was in Appleton that she met Daniel Garvey, her lifetime love, when he returned home to Appleton following World War II. She then began her life as a wife and mother, thriving at both.

    Cate is survived by her children Michael (Mary Ann), Anne (John Witmer), Peter (Lisa), Elizabeth (Hugh Bayer), Paul (Teri), Martha (Dave Zasler), Daniel (Jennifer), and John (Dawn), grandchildren Sarah (Matt Bruton), Brendan, Evan, John (Summer), Elizabeth (Dimitris Kelly), Max, Val, Annie, Katy (Jason Dedering), Bob, Dan III, Matt, Zach, Ian, Maggie, Isabel, and great-grandchildren Riley, Darian, and Haily. Also surviving Cate are her sisters Ann Marie Turkal, Helen ("Yec") Schaller, and Josephine ("Joey") Kopnick, many nieces and nephews, and a host of devoted friends.

    In addition to raising her eight children, Cate managed to find time to pursue personal interests including reading, tennis, her lifelong pursuit of Bridge Grand Master, and Tea Party Conservatism. But her true passion was enjoying time with her husband and children. Weekends at the beach, annual summer vacations, family dinners, extravagant holiday celebrations, as well as plenty of love and laughter were part of the home she knit together.

    Each life has a story. Cate's story is of a woman fiercely passionate about her family. Combining her drive and compassion, she and Dan built a welcoming legacy brimming with activity, fun, and warmth - an environment where laughter was frequent, and love was palpable.

    At Catherine's request, a private service has already been held.

    For more information or to share a memory of Catherine, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 13 to May 15, 2016.

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