Mackenzie Marie Berg
M, b. August 9, 1950, d. December 6, 1973
- Birth: Eugene Schmidt was born on August 9, 1950.
- Death: He died on December 6, 1973, at age 23.
- Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1967.
M, b. June 29, 1887, d. August 5, 1910
- Birth: Frank Finnegan was born on June 29, 1887 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Clara VandenBoom were married in 1910.
- Death: Frank Finnegan died on August 5, 1910, at age 23, in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
Rodney N Klutz
M, b. July 27, 1946, d. December 20, 2008
- Birth: Rodney N Klutz was born on July 27, 1946.
- Death: He died on December 20, 2008, at age 62.
- Burial: He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
- Note: December 24, 2008
Klutz, Rodney N.
Rodney N. "Rod" Klutz, Neenah, age 62, very unexpectedly went home to his Savior, Saturday, December 20, 2008. He was born to Clifford and Ursula (Kaminski) Klutz on July 27, 1946. In October 1968, he married the love of his life, Mary E. McCabe. He attended UW-Madison, Fox Valley Technical College, and Lakeland College. He was employed by Kimberly-Clark for 40 years, retiring in June 2007. Rod was a sponsor to many children through Compassion International over 32 years. He served 20 years in Co. C. 2-127 INF. (M) WI Army National Guard, honorably retiring as a Sergeant First Class. Rod was passionate about his faith, family, friends, gourmet cooking, and fishing. The laughter and happiness he brought will be dearly missed. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and in 2004 began his life-transforming relationship with his Lord and Savior.
Awaiting a reunion with Rod in Heaven is his loving wife of 40 years, Mary; his daughter, Tiffany Klutz, Laguna Hills, CA; his son, Jason (Gloria) Klutz, Menasha; his sister, Kathrine (Gerald) Stilp, Elm Grove, WI. He is further survived by Mary's seven siblings, their spouses and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Clifford and Ursula Klutz; and his father and mother-in-law, James and Lillian McCabe.
A Celebration of Rod's Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2008, at Faith United Methodist Church, 1025 Tullar Road, Neenah, with Rev. Mary Council-Austin officiating. The visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. He will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Rod's name is being established by his family.
Rod's family would like to express their deepest thanks to the emergency room staff of Theda Clark Medical Center on Saturday morning, our deepest appreciation to the nurses Hannah Gauthier and Denise Perkins and most of all to Dr. Christopher Hugo.
You went to soon My Love. I cling to the promise that I will see you again one day in Paradise. Til then you will always be in my heart. Love forever and a day, Mary
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Nancy Jean McCabe
F, b. November 20, 1952, d. April 27, 2017
- Birth: Nancy Jean McCabe was born on November 20, 1952.
- Marriage: She was married on June 9, 1973 in Denmark, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on April 27, 2017, at age 64, in Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Nancy Jean LeFevre, 64, Kewaunee, passed away on April 27, 2017 at home with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was born on November 20, 1952 to the late James and Lillian (Pritzl) McCabe. After graduating from Denmark High School, Nancy continued her education at Silver Lake College, becoming a teacher. On June 9, 1973 Nancy married Greg LeFevre at All Saints Catholic Church, Denmark. Nancy started teaching at SS. Cyril and Methodius and then at Holy Trinity from 1980 until 1989. In 1989 she became principal and stayed in that position for 1 year before accepting a position with the Luxeumburg-Casco Schools in 1990 as the remedial reading teacher, this was her 27th year there.
Nancy is survived by her husband Greg; her children, Renee LeFevre and Annalyse LeFevre; grandchildren, Bailey and Stella LeFevre; brothers, Steve (Annette) McCabe, Bob (Judy) McCabe, Jerry (Debbie) McCabe, Jim McCabe, Pat (Sue) McCabe; sisters, Mary Dachelet and Sue Walters; sisters-in-law; Judy Yanda and Charlotte (Terrence) Seubert. She is preceded in death by her son, Andy LeFevre; her parents, James and Lillian McCabe; her father and mother-in-law, Harvey and Marcella LeFevre.
Visitation with the family will take place on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Casco from 4-8 PM. A wake service will take place at 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 10:00-10:30 AM. Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 AM with Father Milton Suess officiating. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.
A special thank you to Unity Hospice for their care and support.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 2 to May 6, 2017.
Lisa Beth VanderMaazan
F, b. February 15, 1957, d. May 16, 2015
- Birth: Lisa Beth VanderMaazan was born on February 15, 1957 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She was married on October 1, 1988 in St Bernard Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on May 16, 2015, at age 58.
- Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Lisa Beth Vander Maazen, age 58, of Appleton, succumbed to her battle with cancer on May 16th, 2015 at her home. Lisa Beth was born in Appleton on February 15, 1957 to the late William and Theodora (Bons) Vander Maazen. She attended Xavier High School where she graduated with the class of 1975. Lisa Beth then obtained her BA at Creighton University, and later her Law Degree. On October 1, 1988, she was united in marriage to Michael Bierstaker. The couple has enjoyed 27 wonderful years together. In 1994, Lisa Beth became Outagamie County Family Court Commissioner, a position she held for 20 years, retiring in 2014. Lisa Beth was instrumental in the creation of the Self Help Center, Safe Exchange Program, and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, all programs benefiting the families of Outagamie County. Lisa Beth was a member of The Wisconsin Bar Association and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Michael Bierstaker, Appleton; daughter, Elisabeth Bierstaker, Appleton; her mother, Theodora Vander Maazen, Appleton; three brothers: Joe Vander Maazen, Fl., Paul (Dorothy "Dot") Vander Maazen, Appleton, and Peter (Sharon) Vander Maazen, Appleton. She is further survived by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Vander Maazen and her son, William "Willie" Bierstaker.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 23rd at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 414 W. Lawrence St, Appleton, with Father James Leary OFM Cap officiating. Friends may visit directly at the church on Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton Tuesday May 26th.
- Graduation: She graduated from Xavier High School, Appleton, in 1975.
Michael Glen Bierstaker
William M Bierstaker
M, b. November 30, 1993, d. August 8, 2002
- Birth: William M Bierstaker was born on November 30, 1993 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on August 8, 2002, at age 8, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Bierstaker, William M.
Age 8, was born to eternal life on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center. Willie was born to life on November 30, 1993 in Appleton the son of Michael and Lisa (Vander Maazen) Bierstaker. He attended Janet Berry Elementary School. While Willie faced many challenges he enjoyed life, especially his computer. He loved music, singing, and videos. But most of all he loved his "Big Sister". Willie was able to share his gift of life by being an organ donor.
He will be deeply missed by his parents, Mike and Lisa his big sister, Elisabeth maternal grandmother, Dorothy Vander Maazen, Appleton paternal grandparents, Glendle and Mary Bierstaker, Waupaca aunts and uncles: Joseph (Pamela) Vander Maazen, Melbourne Beach, Florida Paul and Peter (Sharon) Vander Maazen, all of Appleton Janet (Jay) Heckler, Weyauwega and Thomas Bierstaker, Appleton also many cousins and dear friends. Willie was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Vander Maazen.
The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, August 12th at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1617 W. Pine St. with Fr. John Bergstadt officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the William Bierstaker Memorial Fund, c/o M&I Bank, PO Box 239, Appleton, WI 54911.
Dear Willie, my sweet boy, now you can walk and talk like the other kids. You were brave and loving to the end. Your life brought us such joy and so many blessings. I'll love you forever, Mommy
A letter to my "Little Buddy". There are so many things a dad wants to teach his son how to play football, baseball, shoot hoops in the driveway, take you fishing, to bait a hook, how to grow up and be a man. Willie, we never got the chance. But I taught you how to pray and now that you're in heaven, Jesus can teach you what you need to know. I love you Willie and I will see you again in heaven. Maybe Jesus will let you teach me what I need to know. My heart is always open, so talk to me anytime. I thank God for the eight years we had together... Love Daddy
We are very thankful to all the people who worked so hard to give Willie the best life, especially his nurses: Corinne, Yvonne, Michele and Diane.
606 N. Oneida St.
Appleton boy, afflicted with rare disease, won many hearts Post-Crescent, The (Appleton, WI) August 15, 2002 APPLETON -- Everything was special about Willie. Willie was born William M. Bierstaker just eight years ago with a condition shared by only about 50 other boys in the United States, X-linked myotubular myopathy.
He was hooked to ventilators from his first year and tooled around in his power chair.
"He could really drive that chair if he wanted too," Willie's father, Mike, said. "But he didn't always want to."
He had a smile that would melt your heart. He enjoyed everything life had to offer, and when he died last Thursday, his eyes and heart valves went to help others.
"We wanted to give tissue samples to those doing research on myotubular myopathy, but I'm not sure that happened," mother Lisa Vander Maazen Bierstaker said.
Willie had very little control of his muscles, but he was getting stronger, she said.
"He never would have been strong enough to walk, but he was improving. Because of the breathing problems, we always knew that the greatest danger to him would be pneumonia."
About a week before he died, Willie came down with influenza, which quickly moved into pneumonia.
"Within 72 hours he was gone," his mom said. "It was so fast. We were in shock. Elisabeth is devastated."
Willie and his 11-year-old sister, Elisabeth, were especially close. "She doesn't have the words yet," Lisa said.
Willie loved to laugh and smile.
"When you got to the best part of him, he was a mischievous, fun-loving boy," Yvonne Morrow said. Morrow, one of a team of nurses who cared for him when his parents were not home, had worked with Willie for about two years.
"He loved to dance," she said. "We would hold him up and let his legs go free. He had a huge smile. He enjoyed it so. He'd throw himself into anything we tried. But I will always think of him dancing.
"His parents and sister are unbelievable people. They saw to it that he didn't miss anything."
Willie had completed second grade at Janet Berry Elementary School and the other kids included him in everything. They were amazing, Morrow said.
"In very cold weather he had to be educated at home, and one of his greatest joys was having classmates over for pizza parties," she said.
"We used to tease Willie about the huge crush he had on Snow White, so when we went to Walt Disney World he was thrilled to meet her," his mother said. "He was awestruck by the giant Winnie the Pooh there, and Tigger was another favorite. We went to the (Milwaukee County) Zoo this summer, and just a week ago he was in vacation Bible school at St. Bernard's."
His biggest joy was his computer. "It was something he could do on his own without an adult in his face. He was faster than I am," Lisa said.
Because of the rareness of his condition, the family spent a lot of time doing paperwork.
"We used to joke that we wanted Willie to weigh more than his medical records," Mike said. "He almost made it."
In his few years, Willie touched a lot of lives. Nearly 300 people attended the visitation and funeral Monday, and listened to some of his favorite silly songs.
Some people think it's an awful thing to have a handicapped child, Lisa said, "but he taught us how to slow down and appreciate every day. Willie was a blessing."
Joseph Henry VanderMaazen
Pamela Jane Willard
F, b. October 22, 1944, d. November 26, 2008
- Birth: Pamela Jane Willard was born on October 22, 1944.
- Death: She died on November 26, 2008, at age 64, in Melbourne Beach, Brevard Co, Florida.
- Note: December 3, 2008
Vander Maazen, Pam
Pam Vander Maazen, Melbourne Beach, FL, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008.
Survivors include her loving husband, Joseph Vander Maazen; children and step-children, many friends and relatives here and in Florida.
Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Church, Melbourne Beach, FL.
PAMELA VANDER MAAZEN - MELBOURNE BEACH - Pamela Jane Vander Maazen, 64, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Pamela was born October 22, 1944 in New York to John and Eunice Gidley. She spent her winter months working at Windsor Village and her summer months traveling with her husband Joe. Her family includes her hus band of 14 years, Joseph Henry Vander Maazen; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Jennifer Barwick; a daughter and son-in-law, Tamera and Gary Lee; a stepson, Max Vander Maazen; a stepdaughter and her husband, Marina Antoinette and Phillip DiDomenico; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Jane Lee, Jessica Ann Lee and Coral Lynn DiDomenico; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Clarke Bowman; and a brother and sister-in-law, John Willard and Deborah Louise Gidley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3780 Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. Arrangements by South Brevard Funeral Home, Mel bourne, 321-724-2222, please sign guest book at www.affuneral.com.