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Eugene Joseph (Joe) VandenElzen

M, b. November 9, 1933, d. January 18, 2011

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  • Birth: Eugene Joseph (Joe) VandenElzen was born on November 9, 1933 in Bellevue, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 18, 2011, at age 77.
  • Note: Eugene "Joe" Joseph, Van Den Elzen, 77, Green Bay, passed away Jan.18, 2011, surrounded by his family. Born on Nov. 9, 1933, in Bellevue, he is the son of the late Joseph and Wilhelmenia "Minne" (Vander Steen) Van Den Elzen. Joe was a truck driver for most of his life driving for Olson Transport, C.W. Transport and Green Bay Chicago Lines. After retiring from truck driving he was employed at AAA Sanitation. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Joe was an usher at the Green Bay Packer games from the late 1950s to the 1970s.

    He is survived by his children, Lynn (John) Aland, De Pere; Lori (Tim) Doherty, Allouez; Lois (Roland) Craanen, Denmark; Leah (David) Kaster, Bellevue; Lisa Van Den Elzen, De Pere; Lorn (Denise) Van Den Elzen, De Pere; Lani (Todd) Rybicki, Green Bay; and Luan Flom, Arizona; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; special friend, Eunice Mertens.
    Joe is also survived by two sisters, Geneva Choate and Idella (Dot) Bittner; many nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Helena Van Den Elzen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Delores (Richard) Kaminski, Jerome (Carol) Scray, and Gerald Scray; mother of his children, Loretta (Scray) Van Den Elzen.
    He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lane "Pokey" Van Den Elzen; two grandchildren, Adam Doherty and Christopher Miller; brothers and sisters, Cecilia Frederick, Marie Fennema, Lawrence Van Den Elzen, LaVerne RuKamp, Clifford Van Den Elzen, Gerald Van Den Elzen, Carl Van Den Elzen, and Shirley Hawley; mother and father-in-law, Louis and Cora Scray; brothers-in-law, Gordon and Bernard Scray.
    Visitation at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason Street, Friday from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.
    The family would like to extend a special thank you to Manor Care West, St. Mary's Third Floor and Emergency.
    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Joe's name.

Christopher Smits

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Willard Gilbert Janssen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mary Joan Voegtli

F, b. May 6, 1929, d. March 15, 2016

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  • Birth: Mary Joan Voegtli was born on May 6, 1929 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.
  • Marriage: She was married on June 30, 1951 in Bethesda, Montgomery Co, Maryland.
  • Death: She died on March 15, 2016, at age 86, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Joan "Mary Jo" (Mrs. Willard G. Janssen), age 86 of DePere, Wisconsin, died peacefully at her home, Tuesday March 15, 2016 surrounded by her eight children & devoted husband and extended family.

    She is survived by her husband, Willard and eight children: Christy Meulemans (Dennis) of Howard, Angel Janssen (Reid Susmark) of Toivola, Michigan, Beth Janssen (Paul Klein) of Amherst Junction, Mark Janssen (Meg Doolan) of Kiel, Gil-Marie Janssen (Dan Carr) of Cedarburg, Jack Janssen (Jan) of Green Bay, Greg Janssen of Phoenix, Az., Jo-Ellen Randolph (Bryan) of DePere; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and counting. Also a brother, Billy Voegtli of Easton, Maryland, sister, Julie Zahn of DePere. She was born to John and Gladys Voegtli on May 6, 1929, in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the oldest of eight children.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers; Joseph Robert, Herbert Eugene and sisters; Nancy Wessinger, Kathleen Voegtli and Paula Kindsgrab.

    She graduated from Holy Cross Academy, High school (1947) and Dunbarton College (1951), both located in Washington D.C.

    Mary Jo and Willard Janssen were married in Bethesda, Maryland on June 30, 1951. They resided in Philadelphia while Bill completed his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She enjoyed a long career as Bill's assistant in Veterinary Medicine when they relocated to Wrightstown Wisconsin on July of 1957. She was his partner in marriage for 65 years. While living in Wrightstown, Mary Jo started the Girl Scouting program. She was also instrumental in starting the parish religious education (CCD) at St Paul's Church there. The family moved to their current home in DePere in 1969. The family joined St Francis Xavier Parish where Mary Jo was involved in the Parish Council in the mid-1970's. She and Bill they have been active members ever since.

    The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the caring and loving staff at Unity Hospice who have been so helpful through these past few months as well as to the parish staff from St Francis Xavier who have been so diligent and regular with their home visits to Mary Jo.

    Family and friends may visit at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Avenue, De Pere, on Thursday, March 17, from 4-7pm, with a rosary service to conclude the evening. Visitation will continue on Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan Street, De Pere, from 9:00am until 9:45am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere.

    Mary Jo was friendly to everyone she met, and would never say "good bye," but would always prefer "bye for now," knowing she would see you again.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Mar. 16, 2016.

Addie Smits

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Logan VandeWettering

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

Ross VandeWettering

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

Mary L Apfel

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William Joseph Auer

M, b. November 12, 1882, d. December 28, 1924

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Family: Anna Meuhlenbien (b. June 8, 1882, d. April 6, 1923)

Biography

  • Birth: William Joseph Auer was born on November 12, 1882 in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Meuhlenbien were married on June 8, 1908 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Joseph Auer died on December 28, 1924, at age 42, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Meuhlenbien

F, b. June 8, 1882, d. April 6, 1923

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Family: William Joseph Auer (b. November 12, 1882, d. December 28, 1924)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Meuhlenbien was born on June 8, 1882.
  • Marriage: She and William Joseph Auer were married on June 8, 1908 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Meuhlenbien died on April 6, 1923, at age 40, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Alan J Vanevenhoven

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Amy M Vanevenhoven

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ann Marie Vanevenhoven

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Aaron Joseph Vanevenhoven

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bradley VanRossum

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Eric M VanRossum

M, b. September 28, 1989, d. February 2, 2011

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  • Birth: Eric M VanRossum was born on September 28, 1989 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 2, 2011, at age 21, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Eric M. Van Rossum, "Possum," Kaukauna, age 21, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in Oshkosh. He was born September 28, 1989, in Appleton. Eric was a graduate of Kaukauna High School, Class of 2008. He was presently attending UW-Oshkosh School of Business pursuing a degree in accounting. He enjoyed watching the Brewers and Packers, and loved spending time with his family and friends. Eric will forever be remembered for his goofy personality which put a smile on everyone's face. Some of the most important things to Eric were looking out for his "baby sister" Sara and looking up to his big brother Brad.

    He is survived by his mother, Jane (John) Arnoldussen; his father, Scott (Joni) Van Rossum; his brother, Brad Van Rossum; his sister, Sara (special friend Kevin Sitter) Van Rossum; stepsisters: Megan and Rachael Arnoldussen, and Lindsey Manion, his stepbrother, Mitchell Manion; maternal grandfather, Bill Robach. He is further survived by his very special friend, Marie Horn, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other friends.
    He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents: Henry and Luella Van Rossum, maternal grandmother: Patricia Robach, step-grandmother: Gertrude Van Rossum; two aunts: Bonnie Fiers and Bonnie Van Rossum; and two cousins: Andy and Patty Van Rossum.
    Eric's Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna, with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends will be received on Saturday at Church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 2008.

Michael VanRossum

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Albertus VanderWijst

M, b. November 18, 1820, d. March 5, 1911

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Family: Maria VanderRijt (b. June 14, 1821, d. July 1, 1903)

Biography

  • Birth: Albertus VanderWijst was born on November 18, 1820 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria VanderRijt were married on May 15, 1848 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Albertus VanderWijst died on March 5, 1911, at age 90, in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Lisa A VanVreede

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Francis VandeLaar

M, b. July 16, 1788, d. November 17, 1863

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Family: Wilhelmina VanZantvoort (b. circa 1785, d. February 11, 1860)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis VandeLaar was born on July 16, 1788 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Wilhelmina VanZantvoort were married on May 13, 1813 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Francis VandeLaar died on November 17, 1863, at age 75, in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Kerri Ann VanStiphout

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Taylor Jeffrey VanStippen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena