Leroy C Fieck
M, b. June 2, 1943, d. November 2, 2016
- Birth: Leroy C Fieck was born on June 2, 1943.
- Death: He died on November 2, 2016, at age 73.
- Burial: He was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
- Note: Fieck, Leroy C.
Leroy Fieck, age 73 of Kaukauna, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 2, 2016. Leroy was born in Wayside, son of the late Raymond and Eleanor (Schultz) Fieck. Sandra Hermans became his wife on June 29, 1962, and together the couple spent fifty-five years together and raised four loving children. Leroy was a real people person, and enjoyed meeting and talking with new friends. He and Sandy owned and operated Lee and Sandy's Blue Mist tavern in downtown Kaukauna for many years, which gave Leroy the perfect opportunity to share his views of life with his friends and customers. Later, he also drove truck for Coenen Transit and also drove bus for Valley Transit. Leroy enjoyed woodworking and spending time at the family cabin near Wausaukee. He was also member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kaukauna where he volunteered as an usher.
He is survived by his wife: Sandy Fieck of Kaukauna; four children, a son: James Fieck (Sharon Anderson) of Kaukauna and their children Michelle Fieck, Kayci Anderson, and Alanna Anderson; a daughter: Luanne (Randy) Van Lannen of Clintonville and their children Emily (Keith) Rylant, Amber (Ryan) Lohrentz, Ashley (Leroy) Zaddack, Coty Van Lannen, Mitchell Van Lannen, Lexi Van Lannen, and Jordyn Van Lannen; a son: Ron (Amy) Fieck of Kaukauna and their children Amanda (Ben) Aplin and Brandon Fieck; and a daughter: Brenda Fieck of Kaukauna. There are also eight great-grandchildren: Cody, Kelsey, Christian, Kourtney, Ehlana, Zoie, Karson, Jace, as well as one on the way very soon. Leroy has three brothers: Roger (Sally) Fieck of Appleton; Randy (Cathy) Fieck of Little Chute; and Glenn (Dianne) Fieck of Carlsville; and four aunts: Esther Nohr, Gertuce Pagel, Marlene Schultz, and Loraine Bruss.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, Sandy's parents John and Dorothy (Hostettler) Hermans, and a sister-in-law: Rosalie (Dick) Hietpas.
The Christian Funeral Service for Leroy will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 7, 2016 at TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 804 Grignon Street in Kaukauna, with Rev. David Fleischmann and Rev. Karl Schultz officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church on Monday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.
For more information or to share a memory of Leroy, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.
Ethan James Papendorf
M, b. August 24, 2006, d. August 31, 2006
- Birth: Ethan James Papendorf was born on August 24, 2006 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on August 31, 2006, at age 0.
- Note: September 3, 2006
Papendorf, Ethan James Ethan James Papendorf, infant son of James and Stacy (Geurden) Papendorf, born Aug. 24, 2006, in Oshkosh, went into the loving arms of our Lord on August 31, 2006, at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Ethan is survived by his parents, grandparents, David (Sharon) Geurden of Winneconne, and Thomas (Janice) Papendorf of Caroline; two Uncles, Thomas (Lisa) Papendorf of Clintonville, and Michael (Ann) Papendorf of Appleton, one Aunt, Tammy Geurden of Reno, NV; first cousins, Matthew and Benjamin Papendorf of Clintonville, and many Great Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by Great-Grandparents, George (Josephine) VanZeeland, Martin (Lucille) Geurden, Arthur (Emma) Meisner, and Hugo (Elwirt) Papendorf.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. at St Raphael Catholic Church (830 S. Westhaven Dr.) with Fr Doug LeCaptain officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until the hour of the service.
"Your stay here with us was brief, but you will be in our hearts forever."
Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home
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Geraldine Eve Hentz
F, b. December 3, 1911, d. August 25, 2006
- Birth: Geraldine Eve Hentz was born on December 3, 1911 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Julius John Martens were married on February 11, 1943.
- Death: Geraldine Eve Hentz died on August 25, 2006, at age 94, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
- Note: September 3, 2006
Martens, Geraldine Eve (Geraldine Hentz) Geraldine Eve (Hentz) Martens, of Kaukauna, age 94, died Friday, August 25, 2006, at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna. She was born December 3, 1911, in Kaukauna, the youngest of ten children born to Nicholas and Christina (Thon) Hentz. Gerry graduated from Holy Cross Grade School in 1926 and Kaukauna High School in the class of 1930. After high school she was employed at J.J. Martens and Co. Dry Goods store on Third Street in Kaukauna. It was while working at the store she met her husband, Julius J. Martens, Jr., son of the founder. Married in 1943, Gerry continued to work full time in the store until the birth of their first child in 1946 and then part time thereafter.
An excellent cook and homemaker, Gerry kept numerous cookbooks annotated with her personal modifications and wry commentary. At an early age she began sewing and hand-tailored made most of her own clothes. She also embroidered many pictures and inspirational messages. She was an active member of the Kaukauna Homemakers, St. Mary's Altar Society, and a volunteer at St. Paul's Home.
Gerry loved nature and loved to be in the woods. Listening to the owls hoot and watching the eagles soar over Thousand Islands were some of her greatest joys. From a moving car, she could spot wild currents growing blocks away on a fence (and always insisted the driver stop so she could sample them). In spring she picked violets, buttercups, pussy willows, and wild asparagus. In summer she picked wild strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. In fall she collected wild hickory nuts, and in winter she cleaned the nuts — sometimes up to 50 quarts.
Everyone eagerly awaited the holidays when Gerry's gifts for her husband, children, and friends consisted of quarts of cleaned hickory nuts and handmade flannel shirts or nightgowns, a tradition that lasted until she was in her late eighties! Her handmade gifts and acts of kindness will be missed by many.
Gerry is survived by her husband, Julius; four children: Julie Newcombe (Chuck Habeger) of Seattle, WA; John Martens and his friend Sharon Kilfoy of Madison, WI; Thomas Martens of Appleton, WI; and Michael (wife Cindy Marks) Martens of Portland, OR. She is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: James Bell, James D. Flynn, Robert M. Flynn, Eileen Hentz, and Carol Hentz. Gerry is also survived by many grand-nieces and grand-nephews and her friend Rose Marie Van Dyke.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters: Elizabeth Martell, George Hentz, Joseph Hentz, Rosalie (Cecilia) La Borde, Bernard Hentz, Anna Bell, Eleanor Flynn, Frank Hentz, and Francis John Hentz. She was also preceded in death by the following nieces and nephews: Donna Martell Vandehey, James Martell, Cleo LaBorde Alger, Grace LaBorde Young, John LaBorde, Eugene LaBorde, and Bernard W. Flynn.
The funeral liturgy for Gerry will be held at 11 a.m. on September 6, 2006, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 119 W. 7th Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery immediately after the Mass. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.
A memorial fund in her name has been established for the Thousand Islands Environmental Center which promotes the "appreciation of and involvement in nature by people of all ages."
Greenwood Fargo Funeral Home
599 Hendricks Avenue
- Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1930.
Julius John Martens
M, b. July 7, 1914, d. September 17, 2006
- Birth: Julius John Martens was born on July 7, 1914 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Geraldine Eve Hentz were married on February 11, 1943.
- Death: Julius John Martens died on September 17, 2006, at age 92, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
- Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School.
- Note: September 22, 2006
Martens, Julius John (Jay) Julius John Martens, Kaukauna, age 92, died Sunday, September 17, 2006, at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna. He was born July 7, 1914, in Kaukauna, the youngest of three children born to Julius and Lillian (Mulholland) Martens. Jay graduated from Nicolet Grade School and Kaukauna High School. After high school he entered the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and then returned home to work in his father's Dry Goods store, J.J. Martens Co., Third Street, Kaukauna, WI, where he met his future wife, Geraldine Eve Hentz. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After basic training at Fort Benning, GA, he served as a Master Sergeant in the Finance Department of the army in Sioux Falls, SD. On February 11, 1943, he married Geraldine Eve Hentz. In 1945, after his father's death, he received an honorable discharge and returned home to manage J.J. Martens Co. He was an active member of the Kaukauna Chamber of Commerce and the Kaukauna Rotary.
Jay and his wife, Gerry, loved nature and the beauty of the Wisconsin woods and lakes. Listening to the owls hoot and watching the eagles soar over Thousand Islands were some of their greatest joys. One of their favorite pastimes was exploring the Wisconsin woods. Every Sunday throughout the summer and into the fall, Jay would consult his complete set of Wisconsin county road maps, pack up the wife and four kids, and plan a trip to some new and unexplored destination. For a week or two each summer, he would rent a cottage on Silver Bass Lake near Rhinelander, WI, where they would, canoe, hike, explore, and read comic books. For breakfast they would have cereal topped with wild blackberries that Gerry had picked in the woods. Jay taught the kids to catch perch and sunfish which Gerry would then cook for dinner. Killing song birds and frogs in the woods was off-limits though — a lesson the three boys learned early in life.
Jay's other main interests were science and technology which were also passed down to all of his children. After he retired from the store in 1973, he pursued a new career of tax consulting and became an avid student of computer technology. In the late 1980's, he learned Forth, a programming language, and used it to develop "DE-BOOKS", a bookkeeping program, which was published in the Jan/Feb 1990 issue of FORTH DIMENSIONS magazine. His love of nature, words of wisdom, and inquisitive mind will be remembered by many.
Jay is survived by four children: Julie Newcombe (Chuck Habeger) of Seattle, WA; John Martens and his friend Sharon Kilfoy of Madison, WI; Thomas Martens of Appleton, WI; and Michael (wife Cindy Marks) Martens of Portland, OR. He is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: Edward Young of Anchorage, Alaska; John Young of Santa Barbara, CA; Mary (Young) Sachse of Kohler, WI; William Young of Madison, WI; Donald Rustau of Appleton, WI; and Mary (Ristau) LaRock of Minneapolis, MN. Jay is also survived by many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was recently preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Eve (Hentz) Martens on August 25, 2006, and two sisters, Alice (Martens) Young, and Helen (Martens) Ristau, and nephew, David Ristau.
A visitation will be held for Jay at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery immediately after the service.
A memorial fund in Jay and Gerry Martens' name has been established for the Thousand Islands Environmental Center which promotes the "appreciation of and involvement in nature by people of all ages."
FARGO FUNERAL HOME
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
George A Hentz
M, b. December 16, 1889, d. January 14, 1979
- Birth: George A Hentz was born on December 16, 1889 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Mae Mcaskill were married on April 15, 1914 in Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa Co, Michigan.
- Death: George A Hentz died on January 14, 1979, at age 89, in Escanaba, Delta Co, Michigan.
Magdalene Cecelia Hentz
F, b. March 15, 1893, d. April 8, 1984
Family: Edgar Laborde (b. May 15, 1895, d. March 20, 1965)
- John Francis LaBorde (b. December 6, 1918, d. April 4, 1999)
- Eugene F LaBorde (b. October 4, 1920, d. July 18, 2000)
- Cleo LaBorde (b. October 13, 1926, d. October 21, 1990)
- Grace Laborde (b. October 12, 1928, d. January 31, 1983)
- Birth: Magdalene Cecelia Hentz was born on March 15, 1893 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Edgar Laborde were married on December 7, 1917 in Menominee, Menominee Co, Michigan.
- Death: Magdalene Cecelia Hentz died on April 8, 1984, at age 91, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
F, b. September 16, 1896, d. August 12, 1980
- Birth: Anna Hentz was born on September 16, 1896 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on August 12, 1980, at age 83.
Eleanor Margaeret Hentz
F, b. July 28, 1899, d. July 13, 1942
- Birth: Eleanor Margaeret Hentz was born on July 28, 1899 in Kaukauna High School.
- Marriage: She and Bernard W Flynn were married on May 8, 1923 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Eleanor Margaeret Hentz died on July 13, 1942, at age 42, in Hinsdale, DuPage Co, Illinois.
- Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
M, b. 1902, d. December 20, 1966
- Birth: Frank Hentz was born in 1902.
- Death: He died on December 20, 1966, at age ~64.
Lon Paul Frisque
M, b. October 6, 1947, d. April 20, 2009
- Birth: Lon Paul Frisque was born on October 6, 1947 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Nancy M Pratt were married on October 6, 1973 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Lon Paul Frisque died on April 20, 2009, at age 61, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
Bernice M DeByl
F, b. July 24, 1917, d. September 1, 2006
- Birth: Bernice M DeByl was born on July 24, 1917 in Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Sylvester M Bressers were married on August 10, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Bernice M DeByl died on September 1, 2006, at age 89.
- Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: September 3, 2006
Bressers, Bernice M. Bernice M. Bressers, 89, De Pere, passed away Friday morning Sept. 1, 2006. The daughter of the late John and Cora (Brochtrup) De Byl was born July 24, 1917, in Forest Junction. Bernice married Sylvester Bressers Aug. 10, 1940, at St. Mary Catholic Church, De Pere. He preceded her in death April 20, 2003. Bernice was a member of St. Mary Catholic Community. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Bernice is survived by three daughters, Suzanne (Vern) Pahl, De Pere; Betty Ann DeTennis, Allouez and her friend Ken Gnewuch; Julianne (Bob) Kidney, De Pere; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Michelle) Pahl, Kelley (Chad) Ramos, Alex DeTennis, Trina Hamstra, Paul (Kim) DeTennis III, Nicole Kidney, Sarah (Tyler) Mead, six great-grandchildren, six step grandchildren, Susan (Robert) Prall, Steven (Cynthia) Pahl, Brian (Deborah) Pahl, Sandra Birchfield, James (Mary) Pahl, Thomas (Kami) Pahl; 18 step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild. One sister, Genevieve Donarski; three sisters-in-law, Cecelia Bressers, Mary Ann Bressers, Beatrice Bressers.
Bernice was preceded in death by one brother, Leo (Evelyn) De Byl; one sister, LaVerne (Gerry) Schweiner; three brothers-in-law, Martin and Norbert Bressers and Ed Donarski.
Friends may call from 2:30 to 5:30 Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive, Town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial 5:30 Tuesday at the church with Rev. John H. Harper and Rev. David Duffeck officiating. Entombment in Allouez Mausoleum.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff at Woodside Lutheran Home for all the wonderful care shown to mom.
Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family. Please visit www.cotterfuneralhome.com to express on-line condolences to the Bressers family.
Sylvester M Bressers
M, b. January 9, 1915, d. April 20, 2003
- Birth: Sylvester M Bressers was born on January 9, 1915.
- Marriage: He and Bernice M DeByl were married on August 10, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Sylvester M Bressers died on April 20, 2003, at age 88.
Betty Ann Bressers
Paul H DeTennis
M, b. March 1, 1934, d. March 17, 2009
- Birth: Paul H DeTennis was born on March 1, 1934 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He was married on April 22, 1967 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on March 17, 2009, at age 75.
- Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
- Note: March 19, 2009
DeTennis, Paul H.
Paul H. DeTennis, 75, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at a local hospital after a brief illness. He was born March 1, 1934, in Green Bay to the late Paul and Frances (Roffers) DeTennis. On April 22, 1967, he married the former Betty Bressers at St. Mary's Church, De Pere.
Paul attended Central Catholic High School and graduated in 1952. He then enrolled at St. Norbert College. After two years at St. Norbert, he and several friends enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 18, 1954. The majority of his tour of duty was spent in Europe. Upon discharge from the Army, he returned to St. Norbert College and was elected President of the Vets Club. He graduated in 1959 and went to work for Commercial Credit Corporation in their Green Bay and Milwaukee offices.
Following a long family tradition, he entered the tavern and restaurant business in 1965. Paul, along with his wife, Betty, owned and operated Paul's Bar on South Broadway in De Pere, and later Paul's Rathskeller for many years.
Upon retirement, he worked part time as a salesman for John Kos Home Improvement. Paul was a member of the 1952 championship football team that was elected to the St. Norbert Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a lifelong avid golfer and was a co-owner of Frontier Golf Course, now Twin Oaks, from 1972 to 1992.
Paul was a Green Bay Packer season-ticket holder for over 50 years, attending games in Green Bay and Milwaukee; he missed only one game in all those years. Paul, along with his brother Darold, were noted football historians for both college and professional football.
Through the generosity of his children, Paul was able to fulfill a lifelong dream and return to Germany in 2003. He visited his son, Alex, stationed with the U.S. Army in Babenhausen, and other familiar places from his time in service.
Paul's entire life was devoted to his children and grandchildren. He would not miss any sporting event, recital, or event deemed important to his children or grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his children, Alex DeTennis, Trina DeTennis, and Paulie (Kim) DeTennis; three grandchildren, Chloe Hamstra, and Ava and Crosby DeTennis. He is further survived by his former wife, Betty; siblings, Darold DeTennis and Kaye (Gary) Jadin; brothers-in-law, Ken Vissers and John Kautzer; nieces and nephews; lifelong friend Al Sabel; and friend/cousin, Lee Roffers; and his many other friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Aubrey DeTennis; siblings, Anne Vissers, Faye Kautzer, and Judy DeTennis; sister-in-law, Pat Rose DeTennis; and stepfather, Herb Kruse.
Visitation for Paul will be held on Friday, March 20, 2009, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St, De Pere, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until Noon. Funeral service will be held at noon at the funeral home. Paul will be interred in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the DeTennis family. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Paul's name.
The family would like to thank St. Vincent 6th Floor ICU, especially Wendy Dvorak, for all their care.