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Joan Zastrow

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Ellen Margaret Driessen

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

Kenneth Heraly

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Karen Ann Driessen

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

Mary Kay Driessen

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Family: James Loritz

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

James Loritz

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Sandra Driessen

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Family 1: George Koehler

Family 2: James Drake

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

James Drake

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Paul L Driessen

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

Marie D Paltzer

F, b. December 20, 1907, d. August 16, 1990

Parents

Family: George E Busch (b. August 16, 1908, d. January 18, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie D Paltzer was born on December 20, 1907.
  • Death: She died on August 16, 1990, at age 82.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Carol Ann Busch

F, b. April 11, 1936, d. February 28, 2007

Parents

Family: Ralph Hamilton Gee (b. February 12, 1935, d. April 18, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Carol Ann Busch was born on April 11, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ralph Hamilton Gee were married on September 12, 1959.
  • Death: Carol Ann Busch died on February 28, 2007, at age 70.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gee, Carol A.

    Carol Gee, Appleton, died peacefully on Feb. 28, 2007, surrounded by her family. Born April 11, 1936, in Appleton, Wis., she lived briefly in Milwaukee, but most of her life in Appleton. She married her husband Ralph on Sept. 12, 1959. She devoted her life to Ralph, and to raising her children. Her legacy is the wealth of compassion and love that spreads forth through her children and grandchildren. Carol was a model, for all who knew her, of honesty, humility, and kindness. She taught us the worth of being genuine. An avid reader, Carol passed on her love of books to her children. She golfed badly, but enjoyed it well. She bowled with the worst of us, but showed us the point was to have fun. (Except with cribbage &mdash that was win or lose!) She was "cool" to all her children's friends, without trying &mdash she was just plain good, and it was comforting and magnetic. She had the kind of heart people aspire to have.

    Carol was greeted in Heaven by her daughter, Nancy her parents, Marie and George her brother, Carl her sister, Joan many other friends and relatives.

    Surviving are her loving husband, Ralph Gee daughter, Kathleen Gee (Steve Bennett) son, David Gee (Lori, and grandsons, Alexander and Zachary) and her son-in-law, Stephen Nordgaard. Further survived by Edward (Mary) and William (Nira) Busch.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday March 5, 2007, at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Appleton. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home and also on Monday at the church from 9:30 until the time of the service.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to a fund in Carol's name for the Appleton Public Library.

    Now she can finally

    really "rest her eyes"

    really "rest her eyes"

    Now she can finally

    really "rest her eyes"

    really "rest her eyes"

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 N. Superior St.

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Ralph Hamilton Gee

M, b. February 12, 1935, d. April 18, 2009

Family 1: Rita Braun

Family 2: Carol Ann Busch (b. April 11, 1936, d. February 28, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Ralph Hamilton Gee was born on February 12, 1935.
  • Marriage: He and Carol Ann Busch were married on September 12, 1959.
  • Death: Ralph Hamilton Gee died on April 18, 2009, at age 74.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 20, 2009


    Gee, Ralph Hamilton


    Ralph Gee died last night ... surrounded and held by his family. These are final sending words for a good man. But who reads obituaries? Those who knew the man and yearn for some closure, sweet melancholy reminiscence, succor, even some reassurance; and those who never met the man. For those of you who knew Ralph, you knew him to be a man of honest generosity, a man of old-fashioned honor, a fun man with a potentially devious sense of humor, a man who loved a good argument, and a man who did right by those he loved — always. Although not a tall man, we all looked up to him. He wasn't a saint or superhero. He was just a truly good and humble man. A man who was a real-life hero to his loved ones — the kind of man you want to be like when you are in your best mind. He will be deeply and dearly missed. But, you already know that. Peace, and a toast to you, Ralph!

    For those of you checking to see if you are listed today, rejoice that you are not and you have time left to fully live. For those of you who have a loved one listed today as well, we wish peace to you and our solemn condolences. For those of you who read obituaries out of respect and curiosity, let us tell you a bit about Ralph so you might wish him well on his journey. Ralph grew up fatherless in Appleton — an only son with four sisters. His father died from acute appendicitis the year before sulfa drugs were discovered. His mother worked for the Appleton newspaper. After high school, he joined the Marines and was a company clerk on the island of Okinawa. Ralph married Carol Busch in 1959. Ralph loved Carol Ann Busch with all his heart, and raised three children with her — Kathy, Nancy and David. He worked his adult life selling chemicals to paper companies — a job he didn't love, but he respected work, so he did it well. At the end of his life, after Carol passed, Ralph met and married Rita, whom he enjoyed his final months with, and who lovingly stayed by his side till the end.

    In the end, we are our stories. Everyone has them. We use them to define ourselves, and others define us by them. One that particularly represents Ralph, though he wouldn't admit it, comes from the cottage days at Moshawquit Lake. Ralph rented a cottage that came with a small skiff. A terrible storm blew up one afternoon, and someone capsized a sailboat in the middle of the lake. There were many cottages on the lake with boats that a family of 12 could live on for a week, but Ralph was the only one who braved the storm to help the intrepid sailors. From that day forth he was teased by the family because he bumped someone's boat in the process. He never protested. Only much later, but not too late, did it occur to his children that he was the only one to go out to help. That was the way he was. He was an example for all of us that real heroism is about fiercely caring for your loved ones every day, making sacrifices and doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

    Ralph is survived by his wife Rita, his children, Kathleen Gee-Bennett (Steve), David (Lori) and his grandchildren Alexander and Zachary, his son-in-law Steve Nordgaard, and Rita's children Steve DeLain (Connee), Brian DeLain (Anne) and Lisa McHugh (Dan) and her grandchildren Michael, Elizabeth, Brianne, Molly, Hannah and Dillon. He is further survived by his sister Jane Milhaupt and brother-in-law Gene Costello.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife Carol, his daughter Nancy, and his sisters Mary, Barbara and Connie.

    Funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, do something special with your families. A memorial fund is being established. A complete obituary will appear in the Tuesday Post-Crescent.

    Wichmann Funeral Home

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    Online Condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Edward George Busch

M, b. January 17, 1939, d. January 28, 2012

Parents

Family: Mary Jane Pommerenke (b. January 8, 1937, d. May 29, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward George Busch was born on January 17, 1939 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Jane Pommerenke were married on October 2, 1965.
  • Death: Edward George Busch died on January 28, 2012, at age 73.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Edward "Ed" George Busch, age 73, passed away on Saturday, January 28. He was born in Appleton on January 17, 1939, son of George and Marie (Paltzer) Busch. Ed graduated from Appleton High School in 1957 and joined the U.S. Army where he served in Germany until 1959. After his military service, he returned to Appleton where he worked for Giddings & Lewis and later attended technical school. Ed married Mary Pommeranke on October 2, 1965. He enjoyed traveling and going to see high school sporting events. Ed gave generously to many different charitable organizations, and he always had a smile, a hearty laugh and a few good jokes ready for everyone.

    Ed is survived by a son, William; his aunt and uncle: Eugene and Marce Paltzer; his brother William (Nira) Busch; and his nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary, his sister Joan, his brother Carl, and his sister Carol.

    A memorial service will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2:00 in the afternoon at St. Therese Parish, 213 E. Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton. There will be a visitation before the service from 12:30pm to 2:00pm at the church. Immediately following the service, the burial will take place at Riverside Cemetary.

Mary Jane Pommerenke

F, b. January 8, 1937, d. May 29, 2009

Family: Edward George Busch (b. January 17, 1939, d. January 28, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Jane Pommerenke was born on January 8, 1937 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward George Busch were married on October 2, 1965.
  • Death: Mary Jane Pommerenke died on May 29, 2009, at age 72.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 30, 2009


    Busch, Mary Jane


    Mary Jane Busch, of Appleton, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Cherry Meadows Hospice after a long courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born January 8, 1937, in Appleton to the late Walter W. and Mabel (Brandt) Pommerenke. She resided in Appleton her entire life. After graduating from high school, Mary went to work for many years at Riverside Paper, then later at the downtown Pranges Department Store. On October 2, 1965, she was united in marriage with Edward Busch, and the couple enjoyed 44 years together. Mary Jane loved to travel and go shopping. She also took great pride in taking good care of her family. She was a member at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Appleton.

    She is survived by her husband, Ed, of Appleton; two sisters: Alice (Mory) Locklin, Cape Cod, MA. and Carol (Gene) Beschta, Appleton; two brothers-in-law: Al McHugh, Mackville, and David Banks, Freedom; she is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

    Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Amy McHugh and Judy Banks; and her brother Walter J. Pommerenke.

    A graveside service will be held at a later date.

    Brettschneider

    -Trettin-Lederer

    606 N. Oneida St.

    Appleton 920-733-7383

    www.btlfuneral.com.

William J Busch

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Family: Nira Melzer

Nira Melzer

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Carlton Busch

M, b. November 2, 1934, d. October 2, 1983

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Biography

  • Birth: Carlton Busch was born on November 2, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 2, 1983, at age 48.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Joyce Mary McAllister

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Family: Carlton Busch (b. November 2, 1934, d. October 2, 1983)

Kevin J Hietpas

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joanne M Lecker

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John D Calmes

M, b. November 18, 1886, d. September 26, 1953

Parents

  • Father: Frank Calmes (b. July 30, 1850, d. April 27, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Miller (b. May 6, 1853, d. September 12, 1929)

Family: Rose Ann Heinz (b. November 15, 1886, d. January 22, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: John D Calmes was born on November 18, 1886.
  • Death: He died on September 26, 1953, at age 66.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Rose Ann Heinz

F, b. November 15, 1886, d. January 22, 1970

Parents

Family: John D Calmes (b. November 18, 1886, d. September 26, 1953)

Biography

  • Birth: Rose Ann Heinz was born on November 15, 1886.
  • Death: She died on January 22, 1970, at age 83.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Joy Peters

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Dennis Peters

M, b. May 9, 1949, d. January 5, 2011

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Family: Cindy Aplin

Biography

  • Birth: Dennis Peters was born on May 9, 1949 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 16, 1998 in Potter, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 5, 2011, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Dennis "Pete" Peters, age 61, of Brillion, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. Pete was born on May 9, 1949, in Green Bay, son of Helen (Bacon) Peters and the late Norbert Peters. He married Cindy Aplin on May 16, 1998, in Potter, WI. Pete enlisted in the United States Army and served our country from 1967 — 1970. Upon his return from the service, he worked at the Brillion Iron Works. He was then self-employed as an owner-operator of a trucking business. Pete also worked for D & D equipment in Chilton, WI.

    Survivors include his wife: Cindy; his mother: Helen; his children from a previous marriage, a son: Scott Peters (Pamela); a daughter: Stacy Peters; one grandson: Cash Peters; brothers and sisters: Tom (Therese) Peters, Joy (Gary) Gilbertson, and Jill Peters (Dave "Sporty" Fesing), all of Brillion; many other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
    Funeral Service will be held at 12 p.m. (NOON) on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church, Potter. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Marc Axelrod. Burial to follow the luncheon at Brillion Community Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Becker-Bloedorn-Jensen Post 126 of Brillion. Friends and family may call at the church on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the Peters family with funeral arrangements. On-line condolences may be made at www.wieting- funeralhome.com.