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Richard Kappell

M, b. March 29, 1948, d. March 1, 2004

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  • Birth: Richard Kappell was born on March 29, 1948 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 1, 2004, at age 55, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Raymond Robert Kappell

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Chad Litscher

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Kaylie Litscher

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Lindsay Marie Kappell

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Nicholas R Kappell

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George H Mader

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Family: Wilma May Beyer (b. 1930, d. December 12, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: George H Mader was born on August 12, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Wilma May Beyer were married on February 23, 1952.
  • Death: George H Mader died on May 5, 2002, at age 74.
  • Note: Mader, H. George

    Age 74, entered eternal life on May 5, 2002 after a brief illness. He spent his last days with his wife of 50 years, Wilma (Beyer) and his children. George will be missed by his wife and children: Michelle Mader (Mark Moster), Mukwonago Mark Mader (Bonnie Gauger), New Berlin and Mary Downs (Tim), Appleton. He will also be missed by his two beloved grandsons, Cale and Noah Downs, Appleton. George was born in Appleton on August 12, 1927 to Hilda (Kamps) and George Mader. After graduating from Appleton High School, George attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton. He married Wilma on February 23, 1952. George worked as a cost accountant, Vice President, and General Manager of Winnebago Color Press before his retirement. In addition to his wife, children, and grandchildren, George is survived by his siblings: Fran Leopold, Joan (Duane) Peterson, and Tom (Faye) Mader Wilma's family: Mildred and Merle Eickhoff, Iris and Art Lindauer, and Bob and MaryAnn Beyer, and many nieces and nephews. George was welcomed into heaven by his parents, Hilda and George and his sister, Kay Gregorius. He loved golfing, watching golf, taking day trips, laughing, spending time with his family, and telling stories about his grandchildren. A private family funeral was held in Appleton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. The family would like to convey a special thank you to Father Kevin, Sister Germain, the doctors, and the extraordinary nursing staff who cared for George at St. Elizabeth's Hospital during his final days. Their care and compassion is very much appreciated.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    Tri County Chapel

    3212 South Oneida Street

    Menasha 831-9905.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Wilma May Beyer

F, b. 1930, d. December 12, 2008

Family: George H Mader (b. August 12, 1927, d. May 5, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilma May Beyer was born in 1930.
  • Marriage: She and George H Mader were married on February 23, 1952.
  • Death: Wilma May Beyer died on December 12, 2008, at age ~78.
  • Note: December 15, 2008

    Mader, Wilma May (Beyer)
    Wilma May (Beyer) Mader, 78, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Wilma was born in 1930 to William and Ida Beyer. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Appleton High School. She worked as a drapery maker for a number of years. Wilma married George Mader on February 23, 1952. Together they raised three children. As her children were growing up, Wilma was a regular volunteer at their schools as well as at her church, Zion Lutheran. At the age of 50, Wilma learned to swim, and she swam over 1,500 miles at the Appleton YMCA. Earlier in life, Wilma loved to golf and bowl — and most recently spent time swimming, volunteering at church, and watching her grandsons play sports.
    Wilma is survived by her three children and their spouses, Michelle Mader (Mark Moster), Mark Mader (Bonnie Gauger), and Mary Downs (Tim); and two grandsons, Cale and Noah Downs. She is also survived by her sister, Iris Lindauer; brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Beyer; and in-laws, Fran Leopold, Joan and Duane Peterson, and Tom and Faye Mader; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband H. George, her parents, her sister Mildred Eickhoff, and several in-laws.
    Wilma's funeral will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 912 N. Oneida St., Appleton, with Rev. Ron Nielson officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to the Appleton YMCA.
    The family would like to thank Dick and Millie Lehman for their care over the years.
    Wichmann Funeral Home
    3212 South Oneida Street
    Menasha 831-9905
    online condolences
    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Michelle Mader

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Family: Mark Moster

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mark George Mader

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Mary Mader

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Family: Timothy Downs (b. 1962, d. October 30, 2012)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Timothy Downs

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Biography

  • Birth: Timothy Downs was born in 1962.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 27, 1986.
  • Death: He died on October 30, 2012, at age ~50.
  • Note: Timothy Michael Downs,age 49, entered into eternal life October 30th, 2012 after a courageous six year battle with a brain tumor. Tim was born in 1962 and grew up in Menomonee Falls, then graduated from Falls North High School in 1981. Tim attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and graduated with a Bachelors degree in 1986. On September 27, 1986, Tim married Mary Mader and they brought two sons into this world, Cale and Noah. Tim was employed at ThedaCare as an applications analyst. Tim was a dedicated runner; a member of the High School Cross Country team, he continued his sport, in spite of the tumor, until only months before his death. He loved being active and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, playing softball and basketball golfing and watching the Packers. Tim will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of life. Tim enjoyed many things in life but nothing more than his family.

    Tim will be missed by his loving wife Mary and sons Cale and Noah. He is further survived by his parents John and Helen Downs of Menomonee Falls, one brother John (Tammy) of Colgate, WI and four sisters Nancy Holewinski, Kara Doffek (Scott) both of Menomonee Falls Mary Fleischman of Pewaukee and Jennifer Karsten (Jay) of West Bend, Wi. One Brother-in-Law Mark Mader (Bonnie Gauger) of New Berlin, WI and one sister-in-law Michelle Mader (Mark Moster) Mader of Mukwonago, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.

    Tim was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Charlie Fleischman and his infant brothers Joseph and Thomas.

    A celebration of Tim's life will be held at 11:00 on Friday, November 2nd at OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH , 3009 N. Meade Street, Appleton, with Rev. Kurt Hoffman officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 1, from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri-County Chapel on 3212 S. Oneida Street, and on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.

    The family would like to thank the care teams at NeuroSpine, Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology, Peabody Manor and Cherry Meadows Hospice for their expert and compassionate care. Also a special thank you to all of those who have helped and been there for us throughout this very difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Fox Valley Brain Tumor Coalition or Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Mary Frances Mader

F, b. May 15, 1926, d. June 6, 2011

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Family: Robert O Leopold (b. June 15, 1921, d. August 12, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Frances Mader was born on May 15, 1926.
  • Marriage: She and Robert O Leopold were married on October 1, 1946.
  • Death: Mary Frances Mader died on June 6, 2011, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Frances Mader Leopold, 85, died June 6, 2011, at Appleton Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness. She was a life-long resident of the city. Mary was born on May 15, 1926, the daughter of George E. and Hilda (Kamps) Mader, the second of five children. After attending local schools, she graduated from Appleton High School in 1944. Mary Mader and Robert G. Leopold, a World War II veteran, were married on October 1, 1946, in Appleton. The couple lived in Appleton and Neenah. In 1962 they moved back into her parents' home in Appleton. Along with raising her six children, Mary helped care for her parents. She was the matriarch of a large family that included 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

    She was a life-long member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Her quick wit and spontaneous sense of humor will be greatly missed.

    Mary was preceded in death by: her parents; husband Robert, who died in August 1974; a sister, Katherine and husband, Ves Gregorious; brothers H. George Mader and wife, Wilma; and brother Thomas Mader.

    Survivors include six children: Robert (Connie) Leopold of Shiocton; Connie (Terry) Diemel of Mount Morris; Linda Leopold, Charles Leopold and John Leopold, all of Appleton; and George Leopold (Ellen Seefelt) of Reston, Virginia. Also surviving are: a sister, Joan Peterson and husband Duane Peterson; sisters-in-law Mrs. Thomas (Faye) Mader, Mrs. Melvin (Gertrude) Leopold and Mrs. Frank (Lois) Olsen; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

    The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Morrison Street at Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, with Fr. William Hoffman officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again directly at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. There will be parish prayer and scripture service at the funeral home at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton.

    The family would like to extend a sincere thank you the staff at Appleton Health Care for their loving care. A memorial has been established in her name.

    Wichmann Funeral Home

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton (920)739-1231

    Online Condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Robert O Leopold

M, b. June 15, 1921, d. August 12, 1974

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Family: Mary Frances Mader (b. May 15, 1926, d. June 6, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert O Leopold was born on June 15, 1921 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Frances Mader were married on October 1, 1946.
  • Death: Robert O Leopold died on August 12, 1974, at age 53.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Joan Mader

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Duane Dean Peterson

M, b. December 6, 1928, d. March 4, 2015

Biography

  • Birth: Duane Dean Peterson was born on December 6, 1928.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 16, 1951 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 4, 2015, at age 86.
  • Note: Duane Dean "Pete" Peterson, age 86, of Appleton passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at The Bridges of Appleton. He was born December 6, 1928, the son of Darwin and Carmen (Mielke) Peterson. He served his country as a member of the US Navy on the USS Eversole from January 28, 1946 to November 28, 1947. When he returned he went to work at Riverside Paper where he retired in 1992 after 43 years.

    On June 16, 1951 he married Joan Mader at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton.

    Pete is survived by his loving wife Joan; four children: Bruce (Leah) Peterson, New London, WI; Pam Bennett, Chino Valley, AZ; Chuck (Pam) Peterson, Greenville, WI; and Tim (Karen) Peterson, Black Creek, WI. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and their spouses and eight great-grandchildren along with nieces and nephews.

    The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate people who cared for Pete at Fox River Assisted Living, the Bridges of Appleton and AseraCare Hospice.

    A memorial service for Pete will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior Street, Appleton. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

    In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Pete's memory to the St. Joseph Food Pantry.

Thomas Mader

M, b. April 30, 1934, d. May 4, 2010

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  • Birth: Thomas Mader was born on April 30, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 4, 2010, at age 76, in Bemerton, Kitsap Co, Washington.
  • Note: Thomas "Tom" J. Mader, 76, Poulsbo, WA, passed away Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010, at Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton, WA, after a brief, but painful battle with cancer. Tom was born April 30, 1934, in Appleton, WI, to George and Hilda (Kampe) Mader. He graduated from Appleton High School 1952 and married Faye Dunsirn July 10, 1953. Tom and Faye resided in Appleton, except for six years in Arizona (1960-66) and the last two years in Poulsbo.

    Tom is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Faye; three children, Steve (Janet) Mader of Edina, MN; Don (Sherri) Mader of Appleton, WI; and Sherri (Steve) Danielson of Poulsbo, WA; six grandchildren, Jeremy (Amanda) Mader, Ryan (Shervin) Mader, Christopher Mader, Nick Danielson, Stephanie (Trent) Emory and Amanda Danielson; great grandchild Fiona Mader; sisters, Joan (Pete) Peterson and Fran (Robert) Leopold; brother-in-law Byron (Virginia) Lembcke; sisters-in-law Annabelle (Bronnie) Stroud and Betty Peck; and many other relatives and friends.

    Tom is preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Lydia Dunsirn and Harry Zimmerman; his brother George (Wilma) Mader; his sister Kate (Vess) Gregorious; his brother-in-law, Clifford (Lassie) Dorman.

    As a lifelong carpenter/ remodeling contractor, Tom lived by the simple motto: "No matter what your lot in life, build something on it." Tom loved people and no one was a stranger after visiting with him for just a few minutes. As a committed follower of Christ, Tom lived out his faith through his devotion to family, his loving care for everyone he met and his integrity in his construction business. The imprint and legacy that he left on his family and friends will be felt for generations.

    A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., June 12, 2010, at Calvary Chapel in Appleton, WI. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed in Tom Mader's name to Wycliffe Bible Translators.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Faye Hope Dunsirn

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Cindy Havemann

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Austin Douglas VandenBoogart

M, b. May 10, 2002, d. May 10, 2002

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  • Birth: Austin Douglas VandenBoogart was born on May 10, 2002.
  • Death: He died on May 10, 2002, at age 0.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: VandenBoogart, Austin Douglas

    Infant, was born and died on Friday, May 10, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Douglas VandenBoogart and Cindy Havemann maternal grandmother: Barbara Havemann, step-grandfather: William James and great grandmother: Josie Weber paternal grandparents: Dave and Lisa VandenBoogart, great grandmother: Charlene Jacobson, great grandfather: Lawrence VandenBoogart and great great grandmother: Lucille Cooper. He is further survived by numerous aunts and uncles.

    Austin was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather: Norbert Weber paternal great grandmother: Lucille Welch, great grandfather: Douglas Jacobson and great great grandfather: Chester Cooper.

    The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Valley Funeral Home with Deacon Bob Vincent officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of the service. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery.

    The family would like to give a special thank you to the OB Department at Appleton Medical Center.

    VALLEY FUNERAL HOME

    2211 N. Richmond St.

    733-5435

    *Serving as would be Served*.
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Sarah Weyers

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Family: Jerome Matthew Nettekoven

Samantha Jean Nettekoven

F, b. May 20, 2002, d. May 20, 2002

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Biography

  • Birth: Samantha Jean Nettekoven was born on May 20, 2002 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 20, 2002, at age 0, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Nettekoven, Samantha Jean

    Infant daughter of Jerome Nettekoven and Sarah Weyers was born early in the day and died later on May 20, 2002 at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Neenah.

    Samantha is survived by her mother Sarah Weyers, Oshkosh father Jerome Nettekoven, Appleton a sister Alesia Nettekoven, Appleton maternal grandparents George and Jean Weyers, Oshkosh paternal grandparents Jerome and Leona Nettekoven, Waupaca great-grandparents Carrie Krueger, Appleton, Mary Ann Kappell, Appleton, LaVerne Nettekoven, Neenah, and Jerome Nettekoven, Little Chute several aunts, uncles and cousins.

    A funeral service for Samantha will be held Friday, May 24, 2002 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church (corner of Merritt Ave. and Monroe St., Oshkosh) with Sister Judy Miller officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Friday from 5 PM until the service.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

    Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them for such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 19:14.
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Steven M Dorn

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Willard R Vanderlois

M, b. October 31, 1918, d. April 10, 1993

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Family: Dorothy Woodworth (b. January 15, 1924, d. January 25, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Willard R Vanderlois was born on October 31, 1918.
  • Death: He died on April 10, 1993, at age 74, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.