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Stella Smits

F, b. April 3, 1917, d. March 24, 2008

Parents

Family: Ervin (Charlie) Heaney (b. September 7, 1919, d. October 30, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Stella Smits was born on April 3, 1917.
  • Death: She died on March 24, 2008, at age 90, in Gillett, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.

Ervin (Charlie) Heaney

M, b. September 7, 1919, d. October 30, 2000

Family: Stella Smits (b. April 3, 1917, d. March 24, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Ervin (Charlie) Heaney was born on September 7, 1919.
  • Death: He died on October 30, 2000, at age 81, in Gillett, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.

Isabel Smits

F, b. November 3, 1921, d. March 24, 2011

Parents

Family: Ellis Lyle McMahon (b. October 3, 1919, d. April 14, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Isabel Smits was born on November 3, 1921.
  • Marriage: She and Ellis Lyle McMahon were married on August 7, 1943 in Suring, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Isabel Smits died on March 24, 2011, at age 89, in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Sabel McMahon, 89, Green Bay, formerly of Suring died Thursday, March 24.

    Born Nov. 3, 1921 in Green Bay to Martin and Rose (Boehm) Smits, she graduated from Suring High School, Class of 1940. On Aug. 7, 1943 she married Ellis McMahon at St. Michael Catholic Church in Suring.

    The couple managed the Round Roof Club at Kelly Lake and later owned and operated McMahon's Lanes in Coleman. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, gardening and taking care of her flowers. A member of St. Michael Parish in Suring, she was active with St. Anne's Altar Society. She volunteered with the Suring area meal site.

    Survivors include five children, Judy McMahon, John (Bonnie) McMahon and Rita McMahon, all of Green Bay, Rick (Gail) McMahon of Coleman and Sam (Sara) McMahon of Pulaski; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia Christensen; a brother, Marty Smits; a sister, Anna Mae Blazer; a brother, George (Doris) Smits; a good friend, Betty Jones and nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ellis; a son, Tom McMahon; a brother, Norbert Smits and a sister, Stella Heaney.

    Friends called at Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, with a parish wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Michael Catholic Church, Suring from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28. Burial was in Hickory Cemetery, Hickory Corners.

Ellis Lyle McMahon

M, b. October 3, 1919, d. April 14, 1996

Family: Isabel Smits (b. November 3, 1921, d. March 24, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Ellis Lyle McMahon was born on October 3, 1919 in Oconto County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Isabel Smits were married on August 7, 1943 in Suring, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ellis Lyle McMahon died on April 14, 1996, at age 76.

Sylvia M Smits

F, b. January 11, 1924, d. September 1, 2013

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvia M Smits was born on January 11, 1924 in Michigan.
  • Marriage: She and Quentin Christensen were married on December 9, 1944 in Spruce, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sylvia M Smits died on September 1, 2013, at age 89.
  • Note: Sylvia M. Christensen 89, Meadow Lands of Oconto Falls, formerly Lena went to the Lord on Sunday September 1, 2013. She was born on January 11, 1924 in Cooks County, MI to the late Martin and Rose (Boehm) Smits. On December 9, 1944 Sylvia married Quentin "Squint" Christensen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spruce. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1988. Survivors include four children Leroy (Jerilyn) Christensen, Maribel; Edward (Linda) Christensen, Pound; Wesley Christensen and special friend Paula Reed, Wausau; June (Ronnie) Kruse, Lena; seventeen grandchildren Michelle, Sheila, Connie, Keith, Jesse, Daniel, Katie, Kelly, Ashley, Becky, Travis, Heidi, Tyler, Nicole, Michael, Jackie, Bryan; nineteen great-grandchildren and another expected soon. She is further survived by two brothers Martin Smits, Gillett; George (Doris) Smits, Green Bay; one sister AnnaMae Blazer, Maribel; one sister-in-law Gertie Christensen, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter Kelly Christensen; two infant siblings Agnes and John Smits; one brother Norbert (Harriet) Smits; two sisters Stella (Ervin "Charlie") Heaney, Isabel (Ellis) McMahon; one sister-in-law Alice Smits; one brother-in-law Robert Blazer. Friends may call at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena from 9-11 AM Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday September 5, 2013 at the Church with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Cemetery, Hickory. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena is assisting the family. Please visit www.rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Meadow Lands of Oconto Falls and St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay for the exceptional care and kindness shown to Sylvia and her family.

Quentin Christensen

M, b. September 25, 1919, d. May 7, 1988

Biography

  • Birth: Quentin Christensen was born on September 25, 1919.
  • Marriage: He and Sylvia M Smits were married on December 9, 1944 in Spruce, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Quentin Christensen died on May 7, 1988, at age 68.

Anna Mae Smits

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Ali Hanlen

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Susan A Pleier

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Jeff Ascher

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Leah Sutliff

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Suzanne Delrow

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Jean Delrow

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Judy Delrow

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Jerry VanSchyndel

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Gerardus DeLeest

M, b. November 29, 1815, d. December 20, 1891

Parents

Family 1: Johanna Kemps (b. March 12, 1816, d. January 16, 1858)

Family 2: Willemijna Scheepens (b. February 27, 1834)

Biography

  • Birth: Gerardus DeLeest was born on November 29, 1815 in Sint Oedenrode, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Kemps were married on September 9, 1843 in Veghel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Gerardus DeLeest and Willemijna Scheepens were married on May 3, 1862 in Oirschot, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Gerardus DeLeest died on December 20, 1891, at age 76, in Sint Oedenrode, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Johanna Kemps

F, b. March 12, 1816, d. January 16, 1858

Parents

Family: Gerardus DeLeest (b. November 29, 1815, d. December 20, 1891)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Kemps was born on March 12, 1816 in Schijndel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Gerardus DeLeest were married on September 9, 1843 in Veghel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Johanna Kemps died on January 16, 1858, at age 41, in Schijndel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Gerardus Kemps

M, b. April 18, 1784

Parents

Family: Jacomijn VanVeghel (b. August 31, 1787)

Biography

  • Birth: Gerardus Kemps was born on April 18, 1784 in Aarle-Rixtel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Jacomijn VanVeghel were married on December 1, 1814 in Veghel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Jacomijn VanVeghel

F, b. August 31, 1787

Parents

Family: Gerardus Kemps (b. April 18, 1784)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacomijn VanVeghel was born on August 31, 1787 in Schijndel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Gerardus Kemps were married on December 1, 1814 in Veghel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.