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Willemijna VanElswijk

F, b. circa 1775, d. September 6, 1863

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Family: Nicolaas Peter VanLaanen (b. circa 1775)

Biography

  • Birth: Willemijna VanElswijk was born circa 1775.
  • Marriage: She and Nicolaas Peter VanLaanen were married on July 5, 1801 in Geffen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Willemijna VanElswijk died on September 6, 1863 in Geffen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Geraldine E Seidlitz

F, b. July 30, 1935, d. March 10, 2011

Parents

Family: Clarence Smits

Biography

  • Birth: Geraldine E Seidlitz was born on July 30, 1935 in Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on June 29, 1957 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 10, 2011, at age 75, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/19.
  • Note: Geraldine E. "Gerry" Smits, 75, Appleton, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 10, 2011, at her home. She was born July 30, 1935, in Shawano, to the late Ralph and Rose (Vieau) Seidlitz. Geraldine married Clarence Smits at St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay, on June 29, 1957.

    Gerry enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her three great-granddaughters. In prior years, Gerry liked to crochet and make her own greeting cards or "stampin" as she referred to it. She and Clarence enjoyed camping with family and friends for many years. They also enjoyed playing Cribbage.

    The caring person she was, Gerry was involved in adult foster care, opening her home to disabled adults.

    Geraldine is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Clarence; children, Julie (Wayne) Gloudemans, Grand Chute; Steven Smits, Omro; and Kathy (Dan) Geenen, Kaukauna; grandchildren, Craig (Kim) and Curt Gloudemans, Amanda and Marie Smits, Katie (Ben) Schreiber, Ellie and Tony Geenen; great-granddaughters, Grace Schreiber, Claire and Kendra Gloudemans; sisters and brother, Dorothy Koeller, Marjorie Weeks, Lorraine (Paul) Kriescher and Leonard (Evelyn) Rambo; and brother-in-law, Gerald (Mary) Smits.

    In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Rose; grandson, Alex Geenen; brothers and sister, Ralph, Jr. and Roy Seidlitz, Patsy Hagen and Lestor Rambo; brothers-in-law, Alvin Koeller, Lloyd (Marcella) Wegner, Hugh Weeks, Joe (Rita) Reid and Margaret Smits.

    Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St., Little Chute) beginning at 12:30 p.m. until time of Mass at 3 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence Canavera will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery.

    For online condolences, please visit www.oconnell fh.com.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

    Gerry, I love you forever. You took my love for you to Heaven and I will meet you there one day. All my love, Clarence.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-788-6237.

Dean Gerard VanderWielen

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Tiffany VanBoxtel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jennifer Bauer

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Robyn Renee VanderWielen

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Bertrand Toffier

M, b. October 1, 1849, d. January 2, 1914

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Family: Augustia Toffier (b. May 1847, d. December 1, 1926)

Biography

  • Birth: Bertrand Toffier was born on October 1, 1849 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
  • Marriage: He and Augustia Toffier were married in 1872.
  • Death: Bertrand Toffier died on January 2, 1914, at age 64.

Christopher VanBoxtel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jason VanBoxtel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Claire Marie Kiffe

F, b. July 9, 1927, d. June 17, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Claire Marie Kiffe was born on July 9, 1927 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Benedict S Dercks were married on June 27, 1950.
  • Death: Claire Marie Kiffe died on June 17, 2006, at age 78, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent


    Sunday,June 18, 2006

    Dercks, Claire M.

    Claire M. Dercks, Kaukauna, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, June 17, 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 78. She was born in Kaukauna on July 9, 1927, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Kauffman) Kiffe. Claire graduated from the Kaukauna High School and on June 27, 1950, Benedict "Ben" Dercks made Claire his bride. The couple was blessed with over fifty-five years together. Claire loved to crochet - especially dish cloths and afghans for family and friends, feeding and caring for the many varieties of birds that visited her yard, and also enjoyed the "occasional" trip to the casino. She will be remembered by all as an excellent homemaker, a great cook, and for keeping a spotless house. Her family meant the world to her, and she devoted her life to caring for and loving those who cared for and loved her.

    They include her husband of 55 years: Ben Dercks; seven sons: Stan (Helen) Dercks, Gerald Dercks, Dave (Karen) Dercks, Thomas (Marie) Dercks, and Robert (Dawn) Dercks), all of Kaukauna; Ronald (Cindy) Dercks of Appleton and John (Janet) Dercks of Kaukauna; 23 grandchildren: Mary (John) Bachhuber, Paul (Kelli) Dercks, Cathy (Mitch) Spoehr, Michael Dercks, and Cheryl (Doug) Mader; Jennifer (Jamie) Thern and Terri Jo Dercks; Ben, Jeff, and Tracy Dercks; Melissa, Kristin, and Travis Dercks; Danielle, Brian, and Nick Dercks; Corey, Katie, Kristi, Chad, and Kelly Dercks; and Jeremy and Jenna Dercks; ten great-grandchildren: Owen and Daniel Bachhuber, Bennet and Emerson Dercks, and Trevor and Nathan Spoehr; Cassie and Carter Thern, Chloe and Collin Dercks; a sister: Patricia Koch of Kaukauna; and two sisters-in-law: Margaret Kiffe of Florida and Martha Dercks of Kaukauna.

    Claire was preceded in death by a grandson: Jamie Dercks; a great-granddaughter: Rose Schroedl Dercks; 13 brothers and sisters: Alois (Josephine) Kiffe, Leone (John) Linskens, Marcella "Delle" (Frank) Huss, Cecelia "Seth" (Clarence) Huss, Clayton "Toby" (Eunice) (Vi) Kiffe, Margaret (John) Kimball, Kenneth Kiffe, Harold "Ony" (Ardyth) Kiffe, Clarence (Gloria) Kiffe, Thedosia "Dote" (James) Verhagen, Flavia "Flave" (James Belling) (James) Nagel, Richard (Frances) Kiffe, Ronald Kiffe; and a brother-in-law: Jerome Koch.

    The funeral liturgy for Claire will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4 PM until 8 PM and again at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 9 AM until 10:30 AM at which time the cortege will leave for the church. There will be a parish prayer and scripture service at 7:30 PM Monday evening at the funeral home.

    The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone who has cared for Claire during her illness, but special thanks for Drs. Schoening, Guenther and Winek. You cared for Claire as though she was your own - your kindness will always be remembered by our grateful family.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME
    Kaukauna.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1945.

Gerald L Dercks

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Family: Joline M Pennings (b. July 23, 1951, d. April 16, 2004)

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

Ronald Dercks

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

Katie L VanToll

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Owen Bachhuber

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

Daniel Bachhuber

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

Trevor Spoehr

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

Nathan Spoehr

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

Josephine Solper

F, b. June 17, 1905, d. July 1, 1975

Family: Aloyious Louis Kiffe (b. December 11, 1902, d. August 15, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Josephine Solper was born on June 17, 1905.
  • Death: She died on July 1, 1975, at age 70, in Brookfield, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Margaret M Kiffe

F, b. April 11, 1913, d. February 22, 1999

Parents

Family: John Sargent Kimball (b. November 7, 1911, d. January 12, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret M Kiffe was born on April 11, 1913 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co, Minnesota.
  • Death: She died on February 22, 1999, at age 85, in Mequon, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.

John Sargent Kimball

M, b. November 7, 1911, d. January 12, 1986

Family: Margaret M Kiffe (b. April 11, 1913, d. February 22, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: John Sargent Kimball was born on November 7, 1911 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 12, 1986, at age 74, in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Gloria Robison

F, b. 1925, d. 2004

Family: Clarence Phillip Kiffe (b. January 23, 1920, d. May 29, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Gloria Robison was born in 1925.
  • Death: She died in 2004, at age ~79, in California.

Frances Unknown

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Family: Richard Kiffe (b. March 21, 1926, d. December 1, 1978)

Flavia Genevieve Kiffe

F, b. September 3, 1923, d. March 26, 1999

Parents

Family 1: James S Nagel (b. June 18, 1924, d. October 27, 1999)

Family 2: James Kermit Belling (b. June 25, 1923, d. October 18, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Flavia Genevieve Kiffe was born on September 3, 1923.
  • Death: She died on March 26, 1999, at age 75.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.