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Jennie Wilhelmina VanWyk

F, b. August 27, 1897, d. April 20, 1986

Parents

Family: Howard James VanOoyen (b. December 11, 1896, d. July 28, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Jennie Wilhelmina VanWyk was born on August 27, 1897 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Howard James VanOoyen were married on February 11, 1920.
  • Death: Jennie Wilhelmina VanWyk died on April 20, 1986, at age 88.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Clara Tiedt

F, b. September 29, 1901, d. July 11, 1977

Family: Herbert W Brockman (b. September 20, 1895, d. November 11, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Clara Tiedt was born on September 29, 1901.
  • Death: She died on July 11, 1977, at age 75.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Orville J Brockman

M, b. October 21, 1922, d. February 3, 1998

Parents

Family: Arlene K Kranzusch (b. February 17, 1921, d. June 28, 1961)

Biography

  • Birth: Orville J Brockman was born on October 21, 1922.
  • Death: He died on February 3, 1998, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Arlene K Kranzusch

F, b. February 17, 1921, d. June 28, 1961

Parents

Family: Orville J Brockman (b. October 21, 1922, d. February 3, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Arlene K Kranzusch was born on February 17, 1921.
  • Death: She died on June 28, 1961, at age 40.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Diane L Brockman

F, b. 1956, d. January 6, 1978

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Diane L Brockman was born in 1956.
  • Death: She died on January 6, 1978, at age ~22.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Joan V Rimple

F, b. March 28, 1937, d. January 26, 1974

Parents

Family 1: Gerald H Stuyvenberg (b. November 6, 1934, d. August 16, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan V Rimple was born on March 28, 1937.
  • Death: She died on January 26, 1974, at age 36, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Sylvester Adam VanGompel

M, b. July 16, 1908, d. November 4, 1988

Parents

Family 1: Mable Melchert (b. August 10, 1906, d. February 13, 1960)

Family 2: Marie Agen (b. April 15, 1910, d. December 2, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester Adam VanGompel was born on July 16, 1908 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mable Melchert were married on September 18, 1931.
  • Marriage: Sylvester Adam VanGompel and Marie Agen were married in 1962.
  • Death: Sylvester Adam VanGompel died on November 4, 1988, at age 80, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Marie Agen

F, b. April 15, 1910, d. December 2, 2008

Parents

Family 1: Richard G Caesar (b. September 4, 1907, d. November 6, 1942)

Family 2: Sylvester Adam VanGompel (b. July 16, 1908, d. November 4, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Agen was born on April 15, 1910 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Richard G Caesar were married on June 15, 1929 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Marie Agen and Sylvester Adam VanGompel were married in 1962.
  • Death: Marie Agen died on December 2, 2008, at age 98, in Tryon, North Carolina.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: TRYON, NC -- Marie (Agen) Caesar Van Gompel passed away peacefully at White Oak Manor - Tryon, NC in the late afternoon hours of December 2, 2008.
    In the years, weeks and days prior to her passing, Marie was humorous, loving, generous, kind and grateful to God for the bounty of her life.
    Marie was born in Kaukauna, Wisconsin on April 15, 1910, to parents Emma and John Agen. She was the third of four children and happily recalled growing up in the small community with her siblings Bonita, Raymond and Lillian.
    She looked back fondly on such childhood memories as having her mother adorn her black hair with beautifully tied ribbons and helping on the farm at threshing time. Her earliest memory was that of sitting quietly by her father's bedside, holding his "spittoon", as he fought an infection brought about by an injury received while working his job in a nearby paper mill. Unfortunately, it was a battle that he did not win.
    Marie left school after graduating from the 8th grade. She went to work in Appleton cleaning cupboards in the large homes of paper company executives for the grand sum of 25 cents per week. She also recalled, with great humor, being expected to put her weekly earnings on the kitchen table to contribute to the welfare of the entire family, which she did, without fail. On June 15, 1929, Marie married Richard G. Caesar in Appleton, WI. Together, they had one son, Richard James Caesar. During their life together in Appleton, Marie recalled working at J.C. Penney and meeting Mr. Penney himself when he visited the Appleton store. While she worked at Penney's she met her dear and lifelong friend, Bernice Sullivan Lachmann. Theirs was a friendship that lasted nearly 75 years during which they saw each other through many trials and tribulations, including the tragic death of Marie's husband Richard, in 1942.
    Marie continued to work and since the country was in the midst of WWII, she was able to get a "man's" job, to support herself and her young son Richard, with the Thilmany Pulp and Paper Mill in Kaukauna, WI. It was here that she first met her "husband-to-be", Sylvester Van Gompel. Marie left the paper mill and went to work at Campbell's Family Clothing Stores in Appleton. In 1962, she and Sylvester married and they enjoyed many happy years together, until Syl's death, in 1988.
    Marie's career at Campbell's Store's was the ultimate success story. She worked hard, loved her job, and caught the attention of her appreciative bosses, who continued to promote Marie all the way to the position of fashion buyer. In this position, Marie made twice-yearly purchasing trips to New York City, where she viewed the latest fashions and purchased what everyone hoped would become the retail trend back on "The Avenue" in Appleton, WI. Marie had a sharp eye for fashion and really looked forward to her semi-annual trips, which were made on planes before the advent of jet engines.
    Marie loved volunteering in the kitchen of Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton, WI, she enjoyed painting, wallpapering and decorating the home she shared with her husband Syl, and she loved music and dancing, singing hymns and reading good recipes. Her gardens always included several varieties of tulips, her favorite flower. Her treasured companions were her dogs, Nikki and Buck-o, and she loved any and all of God's creatures.
    Marie's life spanned nearly a century in which history saw automobiles, two World Wars, the Great Depression, commercial flight, television, the first man on the moon, computers, Internet and E-mail and cell phones. Marie always tried to experience and enjoy all of God's creation first hand.
    She embraced much that life had to offer including travel to Hawaii and visits to family in Washington State. Marie always tried to give to the lives of others more than she had taken in her own.
    Marie will be remembered by all whose lives she touched as witty, devoted, generous, strong, wise and loving and an example of the joy and love that can be created for one's self, one's family and for God by living and loving every day.
    Marie is survived by her loving grandchildren Sue (Bob) Ring of Mill Spring, NC; Richard Caesar of Huntington Beach, CA; David Caesar of Anaheim Hills, CA; Amy Caesar of Yorkville, IL, Amanda (Mike) Montford of Crystal Lake, IL; Jim (Sarah) Caesar of Chicago, IL; John (Kristy) Caesar of Washington State; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; sister Lillian Lucas of Kaukauna, WI; sister Janice Siebers of Kaukauna, WI; brother Robert Agen of King, WI; many beloved nieces and nephews, including Joyce Huss of Kaukauna, WI and Wendy Siebers of Appleton, WI; dear and devoted friends Dawn and Ken Stolzmann of Menasha, WI.
    Marie was preceded in death by her son, Richard J. Caesar, husband Richard G. Caesar, husband Sylvester Van Gompel, her brother Raymond, her sister Bonita, her dear cousin, William Agen and her lifelong best friend with whom she shared many adventures, Bernice Sullivan Lachmann.
    Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, December 7 at the Appleton Highland Memorial Park Chapel, 3131 N. Richmond St., Appleton, WI 54911 (920) 733-6505.
    Funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Kurt Kovenen officiating. Private burial at Appleton Highland Memorial Park.
    Marie's family would like to extend sincere thanks to the devoted and caring staff of White Oak Manor-Tryon for the outstanding love and support that was given and to the staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills for their compassionate vigilance as Marie found her way to a peaceful rest, in God's loving care.
    The family asks, in lieu of flowers, donations be made, in Marie's honor to: Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722. www.hocf.net.

Francis Matt Fries

M, b. April 11, 1878, d. September 30, 1942

Parents

Family: Vera Katherine Gens (b. September 5, 1893, d. May 21, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis Matt Fries was born on April 11, 1878 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Vera Katherine Gens were married in 1926.
  • Death: Francis Matt Fries died on September 30, 1942, at age 64.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Vera Katherine Gens

F, b. September 5, 1893, d. May 21, 1982

Family: Francis Matt Fries (b. April 11, 1878, d. September 30, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Vera Katherine Gens was born on September 5, 1893 in Town of Clayton, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Matt Fries were married in 1926.
  • Death: Vera Katherine Gens died on May 21, 1982, at age 88, in Watertown, Jefferson Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mark Thomas Selig

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Parents

Family 1: Cindy King

Family 2: Wilma J Havinga (b. January 2, 1953, d. May 13, 2013)

Shane Lee Selig

M, b. November 14, 1973, d. June 30, 1990

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Shane Lee Selig was born on November 14, 1973 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 30, 1990, at age 16.
  • Note: Drowned in Lake Winnebago.

Russell Albert Selig

M, b. July 15, 1927, d. May 13, 1999

Parents

Family: Frances Eva Kools (b. February 12, 1928, d. March 15, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Russell Albert Selig was born on July 15, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Frances Eva Kools were married on August 16, 1946 in Jacksonville, Duval Co, Florida.
  • Death: Russell Albert Selig died on May 13, 1999, at age 71, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Michael Albert Selig

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Parents

Frances Eva Kools

F, b. February 12, 1928, d. March 15, 1987

Family: Russell Albert Selig (b. July 15, 1927, d. May 13, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Frances Eva Kools was born on February 12, 1928 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Russell Albert Selig were married on August 16, 1946 in Jacksonville, Duval Co, Florida.
  • Death: Frances Eva Kools died on March 15, 1987, at age 59.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

William Betters

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Roy Joseph Betters

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Linda Lee Carnot

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Joseph Betters

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Parents

Family: Cindy Mader

Cindy Mader

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Mary Pat Betters

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Parents

Family: Thomas Anthony VanWychen (b. July 18, 1944, d. January 2012)

Joseph Betters

M, b. March 16, 1889, d. November 16, 1974

Parents

Family: Alice Jamar (b. August 4, 1893, d. April 26, 1941)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Betters was born on March 16, 1889 in Spalding, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: He and Alice Jamar were married on July 14, 1914 in Spalding, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Death: Joseph Betters died on November 16, 1974, at age 85, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Alice Jamar

F, b. August 4, 1893, d. April 26, 1941

Parents

Family: Joseph Betters (b. March 16, 1889, d. November 16, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice Jamar was born on August 4, 1893 in Spalding, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Betters were married on July 14, 1914 in Spalding, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Death: Alice Jamar died on April 26, 1941, at age 47.

Arthur E Betters

M, b. September 14, 1927, d. June 23, 2003

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur E Betters was born on September 14, 1927 in Quinnesec, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: He and Bernice Mischler were married on June 19, 1948 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arthur E Betters died on June 23, 2003, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Bernice Mischler

F, b. August 25, 1927, d. March 28, 2011

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice Mischler was born on August 25, 1927 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arthur E Betters were married on June 19, 1948 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bernice Mischler died on March 28, 2011, at age 83.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Bernice M. Betters, age 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 28, 2011. Bernice was born in the town of Buchanan on August 25, 1927, daughter of the late William and Mary (Kraimer) Mischler. On June 19, 1948, she married Arthur Betters at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna; he preceded her in death in 2003. In addition to being a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Bernice also worked as the librarian at St. Mary's School in Kaukauna for many years. She will be remembered as a wonderful and caring neighbor and friend to many. She was a longtime and devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and enjoyed sewing, gardening, feeding her birds, and doting on her great-grandchildren.

    She is survived by three sons: Daniel (Monica) Betters of Menasha; David Betters of Kimberly; Tony Betters of Appleton and his fiance Ellen Wicker; five daughters: Kathleen Krahn of Kaukauna; Carolyn "Lyn" (Michael) Hackel of Combined Locks; Patricia Oates of Appleton; Terri Maas of Kaukauna and her special friend Dan Lemmers; Laura (Robert) Rolf of Kaukauna; twenty grandchildren: Sue (Phil) Sobiek, Christine (Tony) Wolf, and Heather (Nick) Griesbach, Amanda (Jason) Lamine, Emily (Jacob) Jones, Elizabeth (Adam) Van Nice, Brent Betters and his fiancee Maki, Michael Oates, Paul Oates, Kaitlin Oates, Scott (Kathy) Maas, Nicholas (Kim) Maas, Jonathon Betters. Amie (Tim) Kading, Brian Schuh and his fiancee Tricia, Brenda (Jamie) Hostettler, Shannon (Mike) Verhagen, Carmen (Duane) Pingel, Robyn (Eric) Munes, and Natasha Smits and her special friend Steve; there are also nineteen great-grandchildren with three more expected soon. Other survivors include many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

    Bernice is also survived by a sister-in-law: Barb Mischler; a former sister-in-law: Sandra Mischler; by Art's family and her longtime friends Pat Betters, Shirley Betters, Maurice (Ethel) Brockman, and Phyllis (Don) Craney; and by her many dear friends Betty Mereness, Erica Fuhrman, Hank and Mary Dreschler, Margaret Olson, Chris Kehoe, Emma Gloudemans, Bill Blenke, Randy and Tammy Hietpas, Norma and Lewis Fuhrmann, Carol Fox Sr. Francine Goodman and Mark Rohan.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Art in 2003, a son-in-law Robert Krahn, granddaughters Maria Krahn and Ann Frances Betters, siblings Norbert (Jane) Mischler, Richard (Gerd) Mischler, Donald (Rosemary) Mischler, Wilfred Mischler, and Peggy (Maurey) Skell; as well as by her good friend Jane Van Hout.

    The funeral liturgy for Bernice will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011, at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH (St. Mary's Church), 119 W. 7th Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. A memorial fund is being established.

    The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone from the Kaukauna Police Department as well as Kaukauna Fire and Rescue for the sensitive way you handled our mother's passing. We will be forever grateful for your kindness.

    Dear Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma: You were the heart and soul of this family. We will miss you every day until we meet again. We know that you are happy to be reunited with the one true love of your life and with your other precious loved ones.

    Fargo Funeral Home

    400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

    Kaukauna 920-766-6200

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