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Michelle Ann Bartelt

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Cleon Egan

M, b. June 6, 1925, d. September 20, 2017

Parents

  • Father: David J Egan (b. October 12, 1889, d. January 25, 1981)
  • Mother: Marie Huss (b. July 15, 1894, d. December 22, 1990)

Family: Betty Smith (b. March 28, 1926, d. January 11, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Cleon Egan was born on June 6, 1925 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Betty Smith were married on December 29, 1948 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Cleon Egan died on September 20, 2017, at age 92.
  • Note: Cleon "Daze" Egan, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Daze was born on June 6, 1925 to David and Marie (Huss) Egan in Kaukauna. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School where he learned to play the violin and made many lifelong friends. While attending Kaukauna High School, Daze was an accomplished athlete, earning letters in football, tennis and was captain the track team. After high school he joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific during WWII from 1943 through 1945 seeing action at Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. Throughout his life he kept in contact with the shipmates he served with and was very proud of his time served. On December 29, 1948, he married Betty Smith at St. Joseph's Church in Appleton. He attended the University of Stevens Point and UW Madison where he studied Economics. Cleon's quick wit, competitive nature and strong work ethic, earned him a long and successful career in sales starting at General Mills and retiring from Albany International. During his career, he received many sales awards and was often named "Salesperson of the Year". While working at Albany International, he developed a patent for a special paper making process. Cleon was president of the Kaukauna Library Association, a member of the Elks Club, VFW, PIMA, and TAPPI. Daze was extremely proud of his Irish heritage, traveling to Ireland with Betty and hosting an annual and well attended St. Patrick's day party. Daze loved the outdoors and spent much of his spare time in Northern Wisconsin, later building a cottage in Three Lakes, where he loved fishing and spending time outdoors with his children and friends. Later, Daze and Betty spent their retirement years wintering in Sedona, Arizona. He was also a long time member of the Fox Valley Golf Club and Butte des Morts Country Club. Daze loved his wife Betty deeply and had missed her terribly since her passing. Their life together was full of love and adventure. A devoted and loving father and grandfather, he was most proud of his children and grandchildren. They all share many special memories of his lively fun loving nature, especially his singing of his favorite song, Ace in the Hole.

    Daze is survived by his sons, Dave Egan (Lake Roberts, New Mexico) and Dan Egan (Madison); his daughters, Patricia (Mark) Manske (Rochester, MN) and Carrie (Michael) Gorges (Kaukauna); his grandchildren, Jeffers Egan (Los Angles, CA), Marissa (Chris) Will (Rochester, MN), Paul Manske (Rochester, MN), Katie Gorges (Kaukauna and Stevens Point), and Jack Gorges (Kaukauna). Cleon is also survived by his brother-in-law, Charles (Shirley) Smith many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Cleon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty and his sister Marian (Giles) Mennen, and his mother-in-law Anne Marvin

    The funeral liturgy for Daze will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:00 am at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH, ST. MARY CHURCH, 119 West 7th Street in Kaukauna with Fr Jim Vanden Hogan officiating and Deacon Steve Vande Hey assisting. Friends and family may gather for visitation at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 am.

    Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, especially Bill and Mike and the staff at Senior Helpers for their compassionate care.

Betty Smith

F, b. March 28, 1926, d. January 11, 2015

Parents

Family: Cleon Egan (b. June 6, 1925, d. September 20, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Betty Smith was born on March 28, 1926.
  • Marriage: She and Cleon Egan were married on December 29, 1948 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Betty Smith died on January 11, 2015, at age 88, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Betty Egan of Kaukauna passed away peacefully Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Appleton Medical Center. She was born on March 28, 1926 to Peter and Anne (Groeschel) Smith at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. She grew up in Appleton and graduated from Appleton High School. On December 29, 1948, she married Cleon Egan from Kaukauna at St. Joseph's Church in Appleton.

    Although Betty suffered from heart problems all her life, she was an active person. In addition to being a terrific and supportive wife, mother and grandmother, she stayed very busy with various clubs and activities. Betty walked a few miles daily, played golf and belonged to several different card playing groups. She enjoyed hosting fabulous parties, traveling throughout the United States and Europe with Cleon, and of course, cheering on the Brewers and the Packers. The time Cleon and Betty spent with family and friends at their cottage in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, was very special to them. Betty was blessed with many wonderful friends and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Over the years, she was active in the Elks Club, Fox Valley Golf Club, Women's Club of Appleton and Butte des Morts Country Club. Betty and Cleon spent many years "wintering" in Sedona, AZ, where she scored a hole-in-one and proudly brought home a trophy to prove it. Betty was always up to date on the latest fashions and loved to dress stylishly. She was a top selling Mary Kay beauty consultant for many years.

    Betty is survived by her husband, Cleon; her sons, Dave Egan (Kanab, UT) and Dan Egan (Madison); her daughters, Patricia (Mark) Manske (Appleton) and Carrie (Michael) Gorges (Kaukauna); her grandchildren, Jeffers Egan (Wiemar, Germany), Marissa Manske (Rochester, MN), Paul Manske (Fond du Lac), Katie Gorges (Kaukauna), and Jack Gorges (Kaukauna). Betty is also survived by her brother, Charles (Shirley) Smith (Appleton), sister-in-law, Marion Mennen and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her mother, Anne Smith Marvin, her father, Peter Smith and her in-laws, David and Marie Egan.

    The funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, St. Mary Site, 119 West 7th Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends and family may gather at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 am. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

    The family would like to thank Dr. Stephan Dernlan and his staff, Dr. Kumar and his staff on 8th floor at AMC for their compassionate care.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Kevin (Beaver) Baumgartner

M, b. April 14, 1968, d. December 22, 1990

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Biography

  • Birth: Kevin (Beaver) Baumgartner was born on April 14, 1968 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 22, 1990, at age 22.
  • Burial: He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Oneida, Wisconsin.

Penny Ann Baumgartner

F, b. April 12, 1963, d. November 16, 2010

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Biography

  • Birth: Penny Ann Baumgartner was born on April 12, 1963 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 16, 2010, at age 47, in Kentucky.
  • Note: Penny Ann Baumgartner Hicks, 47, Clarksville, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at her home.
    A funeral mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Theo Ebulueme officiating.
    Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
    A Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
    Mrs. Hicks was born April 12, 1963 in Appleton, Wisconsin, daughter of Gene and Bonnie Baumgartner.
    Mrs. Hicks was a veteran of the US Army and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University in May of 2008, she was also an Alumni of the APSU Nursing Program. Mrs. Hicks was a Nurse Practitioner with the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Clarksville and a Catholic.
    Mrs. Hicks is survived by her husband, Rick and sons; Joseph and Marc, two grandsons; Tyhler 5, and Lucas 1.
    Friends and Family will serve as pallbearers.
    www.sykesfuneralhome.com
    Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Nov. 18, 2010.

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Family: Penny Ann Baumgartner (b. April 12, 1963, d. November 16, 2010)

Rosemary R DeBruin

F, b. January 24, 1936, d. December 22, 1990

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Biography

  • Birth: Rosemary R DeBruin was born on January 24, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 22, 1990, at age 54.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Roger David DeBruin

M, b. March 3, 1931, d. May 28, 1995

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Biography

  • Birth: Roger David DeBruin was born on March 3, 1931 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Ann Kamps were married on November 4, 1950 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Roger David DeBruin died on May 28, 1995, at age 64, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/13N.

Ronald Joseph DeBruin

M, b. December 1, 1933, d. August 5, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Ronald Joseph DeBruin was born on December 1, 1933 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 5, 2013, at age 79.
  • Note: Ronald J. De Bruin, age 79, left us on August 5, 2013 after a long, painful battle with cancer. He was born December 1, 1933 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Moerschl) De Bruin in Appleton. Ron served in the army and left with an honorable discharge. He was retired from Miller Electric, where he worked for many years. Ron was an avid bingo player and had made many friends there who will surely miss him.He leaves behind his sister Christina Zweiers, Kaukauna, his daughter, Frances Deanne, Las Vegas, his ex wife, Carol Stoegbauer, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his babies, Pepper and Toto, who will be lost without him. In keeping with his wishes, no services will be held.We would like to express our gratitude to everyone at Manor Care Nursing Facility and Heartland Hospice for all their care.

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Frank Henry VanHandel

M, b. July 3, 1883, d. January 7, 1949

Family: Gertrude M Schmidt (b. 1886, d. 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Henry VanHandel was born on July 3, 1883.
  • Death: He died on January 7, 1949, at age 65.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Gertrude M Schmidt

F, b. 1886, d. 1973

Family: Frank Henry VanHandel (b. July 3, 1883, d. January 7, 1949)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude M Schmidt was born in 1886.
  • Death: She died in 1973, at age ~87.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Josephine Marie Bowhousen

F, b. March 19, 1874, d. December 30, 1949

Parents

Family: John Mathias Peeters (b. February 8, 1874, d. November 2, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Josephine Marie Bowhousen was born on March 19, 1874 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 30, 1949, at age 75.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Raymond Martin Peeters

M, b. September 12, 1896, d. July 1, 1943

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Family: Marie C Schommer (b. January 19, 1889, d. February 8, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Martin Peeters was born on September 12, 1896.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on September 12, 1896 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie C Schommer were married on June 30, 1926 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Raymond Martin Peeters died on July 1, 1943, at age 46.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marie C Schommer

F, b. January 19, 1889, d. February 8, 1981

Family: Raymond Martin Peeters (b. September 12, 1896, d. July 1, 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie C Schommer was born on January 19, 1889.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond Martin Peeters were married on June 30, 1926 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie C Schommer died on February 8, 1981, at age 92.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Jane Ristow

F, b. June 18, 1920, d. April 30, 2016

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Family: Donald Joseph Stumpf (b. October 31, 1924, d. July 14, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Jane Ristow was born on June 18, 1920 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Donald Joseph Stumpf were married on September 11, 1948 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Jane Ristow died on April 30, 2016, at age 95, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Jane Stumpf, age 95, of Appleton, passed away at St. Paul Home, Kaukauna, on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Mary Jane was born on June 18, 1920, in Appleton, to the late Gustav and Henrietta (Kleuskens) Ristow. She married Donald Joseph Stumpf on September 11, 1948, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton; he preceded her in death in 1983. Mary Jane was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Monte Alverno Retreat House member, and a life member of St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary. She was employed at Prange, Kitz & Pfeil Hardware and Griesbach Grocery. Mary Jane was well-known for her bowling skills and sang in the St. Pius Catholic Church Funeral Choir for many years. She was dedicated to faith, love and service.

    Survivors include her son, Jeff Stumpf; her grandsons, Brian and Nathan Stumpf and their mother, Kathe Julin; her sisters, Elayne Schabow, Grace Wege and Carole Ristow; and her special friend, Joyce Nyman. Mary Jane is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her infant brothers, Kenneth and Melvin and her infant sister, Ione; her brothers, Gordon Ristow and Arvin Ristow; and her sister, Bernice Muraski; her sister-in-law, Janet; and her brothers-in-law, Leo and Lloyd.

    The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 500 W. Marquette Street, Appleton, with Fr. Thomas J. Farrell officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. A memorial has been established in Mary Jane's name. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at St. Paul Home and the St. Paul Home Hospice Program, especially Melissa, Holly and Sue. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 4, 2016.

Alice Calnin

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Christine T Koscinski

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Peter David Vandenberg

M, b. September 28, 1958, d. September 21, 2010

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Biography

  • Birth: Peter David Vandenberg was born on September 28, 1958 in Manila, Philippine Islands.
  • Death: He died on September 21, 2010, at age 51, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Peter David Vandenberg, age 51, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at his home in Oshkosh. He was born September 28, 1958 in Manila, Philippine Islands, son of Priscilla (Gallarin) Vandenberg and Roy Vandenberg. Pete was a graduate of Appleton East High School and University of Wisconsin - Platteville with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Pete worked at Pierce Manufacturing. Pete had an intense passion for biking, woodworking, nature, camping and the outdoors. He was a perfectionist in everything he did. He became an excellent photographer and was always taking the photos at our family gatherings. He would email amazing photos of humming birds, bees and flowers to his brothers and sisters.

    He was an inspiration to us in so many ways for overcoming his disability from childhood polio. Pete endured many surgeries as a child and yet was an excellent athlete and biker. He also inspired us with his generosity to Joshua Gulusi and Bridget Bagaya, high school students in Uganda by providing school fees and encouragement. They corresponded with him weekly, loved him dearly and called him "Dad".

    He is survived by his devoted wife Victoria (Binder) Vandenberg, Stepson Tim O'Rourke (finance' Samantha Toland) Oshkosh; in-laws Norm and Pat Binder and their five children, Oshkosh, his mother Priscilla (Gallarin) Vandenberg, Appleton and five brothers and sisters: Patrick (Carol Hawes) Vandenberg, Racine; Ann (Tom) Warzyn, Pewaukee; Susan (Scott) Gendreau, Milwaukee; Paul (Amy) Vandenberg, Neenah; and Joan (Mike) Woldt of Oshkosh. Seven nieces and nephews, and his Aunt Patricia (Tom) Cox, Sun City, AZ.

    Pete was preceded in death by his father, Roy J. Vandenberg.

    A private memorial service for the family will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, September 24, at Konrad Behlman funeral home (Westside) located at 100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh with Fr. Doug LeCaptain officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to the Association for Youth Achievement which benefits the children of Uganda and World Bicycle Relief which provides impoverished people from third world countries bicycle transportation to improve their lives.

    Konrad-Behlman Funeral

    Homes and Crematory

    100 Lake Pointe Drive

    Oshkosh, WI

    231-1510

    www.konrad-behlman.com.

Victoria Binder

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Family: Peter David Vandenberg (b. September 28, 1958, d. September 21, 2010)

Patrick Vandenberg

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Family: Carol Hawes

Carol Hawes

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