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Brian A Geurts

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John J Geurts

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Denise A Hawkins

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William Arthur Beschta

M, b. May 30, 1931, d. July 5, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: William Arthur Beschta was born on May 30, 1931 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 5, 2012, at age 81, in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Edward Cemetery, Mackville, Wisconsin.
  • Note: William Arthur Beschta, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his home in the Town of Center, after his battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born on May 30, 1931 in Hortonville, the son of the late Arthur and Helen (Krause) Beschta. Bill married Carol Jean Reiland on July 28, 1953 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Mackville.

    Bill was a crane operator from 1953 until buying a farm in 1961 and farmed with his family until 1988. He took great pride in his farm and cows. Bill then purchased his own crane and dug many ponds in the surrounding area.

    Bill loved tractor pulling. He and his brother-in-law, Ron Reiland built their own eliminator and started the Mackville Tractor Pull 37 years ago. This year he missed his first pull, Bill was either pulling or a spectator.

    He also enjoyed spending the winters in Florida, shuffle board and playing sheepshead and horseshoes, listening to polka music, and playing his accordion for all the little grandchildren. In his earlier years he liked rabbit and pheasant hunting with his sons and brothers-in-law.

    A devoted husband and father, Bill now joins his son Tim in Heaven, and leaves his beloved wife of 59 years. He will forever be remembered and loved by his children and their spouses.

    Bill is survived by his wife: Carol Jean "Jeannie" Beschta; children: Bonnie (Tom) Lemieux, Terry (Jo) Beschta, Tom (Diana) Beschta, Vickie (Dan) Van Den Bogart, Julie (Tim) Pitsch and Dawn (Dale) Barth; Roger (Jane) Reiland, who was like a son: his treasured grandchildren: Michelle, Chad, Riki, Chase, Kelly, Brittany, Dylan, Noah, TJ, Nicki, Ryan, Tyler, Cierra, Garrett and Cameron, and Chris Rottier; Jessica, Justin, Nicholas and Allison Reiland, who were like grandchildren; his cherished great grandchildren: Gavin, Teagan, Braden, Corbin, Benae, Alex, Amari, Paige and Max. And last, but not least, Grandpa's favorite four-legged friends, Val, Mitsy and Sammy, who came to visit him every day for their dog treats.

    He is further survived by his brother: Art (Shirley) Beschta, Jr., and his sister: June (Harold) Strey, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Eunice and Bill Petit.

    The funeral liturgy for Bill will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, Hwy 47 North in Mackville. Fr. Charles Brooks, Fr. Dan Felton and Deacon Jeff Hofacker will be officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A time of visitation will take place on Saturday from 8:30 am until the time of mass.

Carol Jean Reiland

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Anthony B Buchinger

M, b. May 22, 1951, d. March 1, 2015

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Family 2: Audrey A Jones (b. June 9, 1937, d. December 22, 2013)

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  • Birth: Anthony B Buchinger was born on May 22, 1951.
  • Death: He died on March 1, 2015, at age 63.
  • Note: Anthony B. Buchinger, age 63, was called home to the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born on May 22, 1951, to the late John and Helen Buchinger and resided in Shawano. Anthony worked rigging boats at American Marina and was always proud of his work. He had a strong faith and was a member at the First Baptist Church in Clintonville for many years. Anthony enjoyed NASCAR, tinkering in the garden, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved dearly by his family and will be greatly missed.

    Anthony is survived by his daughter, Antonette (Doug Vander Linden) Wartick; grandchildren, Austin and Paige Wartick; siblings, Theresa (Carl) Reimers, Anna (Carl) Scharenberg, Dennis (Polly) Buchinger, and John Buchinger; Sharon McVey-Lange; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Buchinger.

    Funeral services for Anthony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the WICHMANN TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, 1592 Oneida Street, Menasha. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Sharon McVey

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Family: Anthony B Buchinger (b. May 22, 1951, d. March 1, 2015)

Dennis Buchinger

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Polly M Shoemaker

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Theresa Buchinger

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Family: Carl Reimers

Carl Reimers

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Anna Buchinger

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Carl Scharenberg

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Joyce Marilyn Anderson

F, b. February 7, 1932, d. August 24, 1968

Family: George H Thies (b. April 10, 1929, d. September 3, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Joyce Marilyn Anderson was born on February 7, 1932 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 24, 1968, at age 36, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Debrorah Ann Thies

F, b. May 16, 1952, d. May 19, 2004

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  • Birth: Debrorah Ann Thies was born on May 16, 1952 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 19, 2004, at age 52, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Ashlyn Kate Vosters

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

Cathy Thies

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Family: David Decker

David Decker

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Bradley L Thies

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Martinus VanKessel

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Family: Maria Zwaans (b. April 17, 1858, d. November 16, 1918)

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  • Birth: Martinus VanKessel was born on March 2, 1857 in Herpen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Zwaans were married on February 11, 1887 in Herpen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Maria Zwaans

F, b. April 17, 1858, d. November 16, 1918

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Family: Martinus VanKessel (b. March 2, 1857)

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  • Birth: Maria Zwaans was born on April 17, 1858 in Berghem, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Martinus VanKessel were married on February 11, 1887 in Herpen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Maria Zwaans died on November 16, 1918, at age 60, in Herpen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Rosemary VanKessel

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Family: Glenroy Sesing (b. December 23, 1930, d. June 28, 2001)

Glenroy Sesing

M, b. December 23, 1930, d. June 28, 2001

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  • Birth: Glenroy Sesing was born on December 23, 1930.
  • Death: He died on June 28, 2001, at age 70, in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.

Theresa VanKessel

F, b. April 22, 1933, d. May 4, 2011

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Family: William Wocelka (b. November 3, 1930, d. November 26, 2012)

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  • Birth: Theresa VanKessel was born on April 22, 1933.
  • Marriage: She and William Wocelka were married on October 9, 1987.
  • Death: Theresa VanKessel died on May 4, 2011, at age 78.

William Wocelka

M, b. November 3, 1930, d. November 26, 2012

Family: Theresa VanKessel (b. April 22, 1933, d. May 4, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: William Wocelka was born on November 3, 1930 in Medford, Taylor Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Theresa VanKessel were married on October 9, 1987.
  • Death: William Wocelka died on November 26, 2012, at age 82.
  • Note: William "Bill" Wocelka, age 82, of Menasha, passed away on November 26, 2012, surrounded by his family. Bill was born on November 3, 1930 in Medford, Wisconsin, the son of the late William and Cecelia (Metz) Wocelka. He graduated from Medford High School in 1949 and later served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Keppler. While serving in the Navy, Bill often attended Yankee baseball games in New York and became a lifelong Yankees fan. He liked to cook, play cribbage, study military history, and keep in touch with longtime friends. Most of all, however, Bill was happiest driving his pickup truck throughout Wisconsin and other parts of the country. He was self-employed in the school bus business during most of his working life. Bill was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    On February 15, 1958, he married Corinne Kaump in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and together they had two children, Wendy Elizabeth and William James. Later in life, on October 9, 1987, he married Therese VanKessel, and together they shared a happy life, spending many winters in Arizona, until her death in 2011.

    He is survived by two children, Wendy (Tom) Jung, Neenah, and William Wocelka, Appleton; one step daughter, Sandy Vandenberg (special friend, Dennis Beauchamp), Escanaba, Michigan; two grandchildren: Jessie Nelson and Christopher Nelson, White Bear Lake, MN; one step grandchild, Billie Ann (Dewayne) Sturgeon, Appleton, and their children, Austin and Christopher.

    A Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (1776 E. Main St. Little Chute) from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. when Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 38. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2778, Appleton. Contributions will be used for the support of injured veterans.