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Caroline Mary Spatchek

F, b. January 31, 1886, d. October 8, 1959

Parents

Family: William Anton Pritzl (b. February 5, 1887, d. July 6, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Mary Spatchek was born on January 31, 1886 in Reedsville, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Anton Pritzl were married on June 9, 1913 in Reedsville, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Caroline Mary Spatchek died on October 8, 1959, at age 73, in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Leo John Pritzl

M, b. February 19, 1916, d. September 8, 2006

Parents

Family: Jeanette Schneider (b. June 1, 1922, d. November 20, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Leo John Pritzl was born on February 19, 1916 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Jeanette Schneider were married on September 2, 1942 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Leo John Pritzl died on September 8, 2006, at age 90, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: September 9, 2006

    Pritzl, Leo J. Leo J. Pritzl, age 90, of 131 Valley View Drive, Brillion, passed away on Sept. 8, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born February 19, 1916, in Brillion, son of the late William & Caroline (Spatchek) Pritzl. On September 2, 1942, he married Jeanette Schneider at St. Mary Catholic Church in Brillion. Leo farmed until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Brillion. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing cards, and spending time up north.

    Leo is survived by his wife, Jeanette of 64 years, a son, Donald (Sandi) Pritzl of Brillion and their children, Tom (Cheryl) Pritzl and Robin (Nancy) Pritzl, a son, Howard (Barb) Pritzl of Reedsville and their children, Mike (Lisa) Pritzl and Megan Pritzl, a daughter, Jeanne (Ralph) Sprangers of Sillwater, OK, and their son, Shane Sprangers, a son-in-law, Jim (Dori) Behnke and their children: Tina (Dale) Galoff, Rick Behnke (special friend Colleen), Ryan Behnke, 13 great-grandchildren, four sisters and a brother-in-la w: Emily Nate of Brillion; Elaine Brennan of New Holstein; Irene Wildenberg of Combined Locks; Lenore (Bernard) Benzschawel of Sheboygan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Betty and Roger Schneider of Darboy; Jim and Pat Schneider of Whitelaw; Mary Rose Schneider of Rugby, ND; Nancy Schneider of Darboy and Clemens and Mary Schneider of Pearson.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Bill Pritzl, a daughter, Nancy Behnke, a brother, Jerome Pritzl, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Lena Schneider, four brothers-in-law: Ken Schneider, Urban Wildenberg, Wilbert Nate and Jim Brennan.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2006, at Holy Family Parish in Brillion with Father Mathew Simonar officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Brillion. Visitation will be at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2006, and then at the church on Monday from 9 until the time of service.

Jeanette Schneider

F, b. June 1, 1922, d. November 20, 2012

Family: Leo John Pritzl (b. February 19, 1916, d. September 8, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Jeanette Schneider was born on June 1, 1922 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Leo John Pritzl were married on September 2, 1942 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Jeanette Schneider died on November 20, 2012, at age 90, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Jeanette Pritzl, age 90, formerly of Brillion, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Riversbend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Manitowoc.

    Jeanette was born on June 1, 1922 in Brillion, daughter of the late William and Lena (Weins) Schneider. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School and was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1941. On September 2, 1942, she married Leo Pritzl at St. Mary's Church in Brillion. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2006. Jeanette owned and operated the family farm with her husband Leo, as well as working at Scharbarth's Grocery Store, Schmidt's Clothing Store, and Larsen Canning Company. She enjoyed sewing, did a lot of craft work, enjoyed playing cards, and traveling up north to the cabin with her husband. Jeanette was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the former St. Mary's Church in Brillion, the Christian Mother's and Ladies Solidarity, the Diner Clowns of New Holstein, and was a former member of the Kasson Homemaker's Club.

    She is survived by her children and their spouses: Donald and Sandi of Brillion, Howard and Barb of Reedsville, and Jeanne and Ralph of Stillwater, OK; one son-in-law: James (Dori) Behnke of Brillion; grandchildren: Tom (Cheryl) Pritzl of Appleton, Robin (Nancy) Pritzl of Little Suamico, Mike (Lisa) Pritzl of De Pere, Megan Pritzl of Sheboygan Falls, Shane Sprangers of Stillwater, OK, Tina (Dale) Galoff of Brillion, Rick (special friend Colleen) Behnke of Reedsville, and Ryan (special friend Kayla) Behnke of Brillion; 13 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Roger (Bette) Schneider of Appleton, Jim (Pat) Schneider of Reedsville, and Mary Rose Schneider of Minot, ND; two sisters-in-law: Mary and Nancy Schneider; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leo, two children: William Pritzl and Nancy Behnke, and two brothers: Clemens and Kenneth Schneider.

    Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Holy Family Church in Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with burial to follow in Holy Family Cemetery.

    Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

    Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

    The family would like to thank Riversbend for their compassion and care shown to Jeanette and the rest of her family.

Donald William Pritzl

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Cheryl Elizabeth Casper

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Robin Lee Pritzl

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Family: Nancy Ann Ellmann (b. 1869)

Nancy Ann Ellmann

F, b. 1869

Biography

  • Birth: Nancy Ann Ellmann was born in 1869.

Howard Lee Pritzl

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Barbara A VandenAvond

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Michael Leo Pritzl

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Lisa Renee Raisleger

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Megan Lea Pritzl

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Dale Behnke

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Family: Dale Galoff

Dale Galoff

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Family: Dale Behnke

Richard Behnke

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Ryan Behnke

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Doris Schuh

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Emily Pritzl

F, b. March 31, 1925, d. January 22, 2014

Parents

Family: Wilbert Nate (b. 1921, d. June 9, 1960)

Biography

  • Birth: Emily Pritzl was born on March 31, 1925 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Wilbert Nate were married on October 26, 1949 in St Mary Church, Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Emily Pritzl died on January 22, 2014, at age 88, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Emily Nate, age 88, of Brillion, passed away on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at Chilton Care Center.

    Emily was born on March 31, 1925 in the town of Brillion, daughter of the late William and Caroline (Spatchek) Pritzl. On October 26, 1949, she married Wilbert John Nate at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brillion. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1960. Emily was a homemaker and worked the family farm with her husband in Maple Grove until their children went to school. She then seasonally worked at Larson's Canning Co, worked in the kitchen Michiel's Brillion Inn, and worked full time for 17 years at Arien's Company, retiring in 1991. Emily enjoyed canning, painting rooms, doing odd jobs on the farm, bingo, cards, embroidery, quilting, canning, cooking and going on bus trips. She was a fabulous baker, and she was known for making the best desserts. She was able to go to Hawaii with good friends, a trip that had been on her bucket list for a long time. Emily was a member of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brillion, Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Christian Mothers for over 50 years. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

    Emily is survived by her six daughter and four sons-in-law: Beverly (Ted) McGee, Marlene (Gene) Kuchenbecker, Joan Nate, Patty Nate, Judy (Todd) Aplin, and Karen (Dale) Behnke; one daughter-in-law: Joan Nate; grandchildren: Michael McGee, Jeremy (Janet) McGee, Nicholas McGee (fiancé Christine), and Elizabeth McGee, Bill Nate, Kelly (Jeff) Elhke, Travis Graverson, Tara (Jason) Smits, Katie (Phil) Micksch, Nicole (Jon) Muska, Nathan (Kristi) Behnke, Jamie Behnke, and Danielle "Dani" Behnke; 13 great-grandchildren; her twin sister: Elaine Brennen; one brother-in-law: Wally Hallfrisch; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by four siblings: Leo (Jeanette) Pritzl, Lenore (Bernard) Benzschawel, Jerome Pritzl, and Irene (Urban) Wildenberg; and other in-laws.

    Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with burial at a later date in the St. Patrick Cemetery, Maple Grove.

    Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

    Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.

Wilbert Nate

M, b. 1921, d. June 9, 1960

Family: Emily Pritzl (b. March 31, 1925, d. January 22, 2014)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilbert Nate was born in 1921.
  • Marriage: He and Emily Pritzl were married on October 26, 1949 in St Mary Church, Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilbert Nate died on June 9, 1960, at age ~39.

Elaine Marion Pritzl

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Family: James Owen Brennan (b. January 20, 1925, d. August 7, 2002)

James Owen Brennan

M, b. January 20, 1925, d. August 7, 2002

Biography

  • Birth: James Owen Brennan was born on January 20, 1925 in Valders, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married in November 1947.
  • Death: He died on August 7, 2002, at age 77, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James Brennan, age 77, died peacefully in his sleep after a brief battle with Leukemia on August 7, 2002 at Meadow View Manor in Sheboygan, where he had been a resident since March 2002. He was born January 20, 1925 in Valders, the son of the late Owen Thomas and Cinderella Brea Brennan. He attended St. Mary's school in Clarks Mills. In November 1947, he married the former Elaine Pritzl of Brillion. He served in the Army during World War II and upon his return ran Brennan's Bar in Valders. In 1962, he moved to New Holstein where he owned and operated J and B Transport Inc. for many years. He is survived by two sons: Dennis (Donna) Brennan, Danville, California; Terry (Sandy) Brennan, Kiel; one daughter: Dorene Goswitz, Chippewa Falls; eight grandchildren; three brothers: Dean (Virginia) Brennan, Manitowoc; John (Joan) Brennan, Sheboygan; Thomas (Kathleen) Brennan, Manitowoc; one sister: Susan Kastelic, Sheboygan; two half-brothers: Clifford (Rosey) Brennan, Manitowoc; Dale (Christine) Brennan, Lithonia, Georgia; five half-sisters: Carol (Darwin) Koerth, Carson City, Nevada; Peggy (Loren) Johnson, Kingsford, Michigan; Edie (Al) Hood, Waterville, Maine; Dorothy (Rod) Suttles, Sacramento, California; Joan (Gary) Lemke, Potter; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Thomas, his mother Cinderella, his step-mother Edith, and four brothers; Howard, Michael, Robert and Bernard. Jim was an avid sports fan and quite the basketball player in his day. He also enjoyed people and would strike up a conversation with young and old. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at Pfeffer Funeral Home, 928 South 14th Street, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Richard Klingeisen. Military rites will follow the service accorded by VFW Otto Oas Post No. 659. The family will greet relatives and friends at Pfeffers from 4 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at 6 p.m. A dinner reception will follow at the Eagles Hall in Manitowoc. Cremation and burial of the ashes will be private. Arrangements are being made by Pfeffers Funeral Home, Manitowoc.

Lenora M Pritzl

F, b. November 19, 1917, d. May 27, 2007

Parents

Family: Bernard Benzschawel (b. December 4, 1914, d. March 15, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Lenora M Pritzl was born on November 19, 1917 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Bernard Benzschawel were married on November 26, 1935 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lenora M Pritzl died on May 27, 2007, at age 89, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 29, 2007

    Benzschawel, Lenora M. Lenora M. Benzschawel, 89, formerly of North 26th Street and Harmony House, Sheboygan, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2007, at the Sheboygan Progressive Care Center surrounded by her children. Born Nov. 19, 1917, in Brillion, Wis., Lenora was a daughter of the late William and Caroline Spatchek Pritzl. She attended Brillion area schools. On Nov. 26, 1935, she was united in marriage to Bernard E. Benzschawel at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brillion, Wis. The couple celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary in November and Bernard preceded her in death on March 15, 2007. Lenora was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking, gardening and flowers. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family. She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church.

    She is survived by her children, Arthur and Nancy, Madison; Allan and Diane, De Pere; Roger and Laura, Sheboygan Falls; Mary Wolf and Art Kray, Largo, Fla.; Jerry and Bonnie, Sheboygan and Sharon Schwartz, Milwaukee; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Wildenberg, Combined Locks; Elaine Brennan, New Holstein and Emily Nate, Brillion; her sister-in-law, Jeanette Pritzl, Brillion; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jerome and Leo Pritzl; two sons-in-law, Clarmont Wolf and Wayne Schwartz, and three brothers-in-law, Urby Wildenberg, Jim Brennan, and Wilbert Nate.

    A Mass of Christian Burial for Lenora will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 21st and Geele Avenue, Sheboygan. Father John Radetski, pastor of St. Dominic Church, will celebrate the Mass. Interment will take place in Siemers Cemetery in Howards Grove. Family and friends are welcome at the church on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of Mass.

    A memorial fund has been established in her name.

    Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at lenorabenzschawel@lippert funeralhome.com. The Lippert-Olson Funeral Home has been entrusted with Lenora's arrangements.

Bernard Benzschawel

M, b. December 4, 1914, d. March 15, 2007

Family: Lenora M Pritzl (b. November 19, 1917, d. May 27, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernard Benzschawel was born on December 4, 1914 in Clarks Mills, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lenora M Pritzl were married on November 26, 1935 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bernard Benzschawel died on March 15, 2007, at age 92, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Bernard E. Benzschawel Bernard E. Benzschawel, 92, formerly of N 26th Street and Harmony House passed away Thursday morning, March 15, 2007 at the Sheboygan Progressive Care Center. Born December 4, 1914 in Clarks Mills, Manitowoc County, Bernard was a son of the late Matt and Rose Anhalt Benzschawel. He attended area grade schools. On November 26, 1935, he was united in marriage to Lenora Pritzl at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brillion, WI. The couple celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary in November. Bernie worked for the Kohler Company for many years. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and a 50 year member of the Catholic Knights. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting and enjoying nature and animals. He is survived by his wife, Lenora; his children, Arthur and Nancy, Madison, Allan and Diane, DePere, Roger and Laura, Sheboygan Falls, Mary Wolf and Art Kray, Largo, FL, Jerry and Bonnie, Sheboygan, and Sharon Schwartz, Milwaukee; 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, a sister, and two sons-in-law, Clairmont Wolf and Wayne Schwartz. A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2007, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 21st & Geele Avenue. Father John Radetski, pastor of St. Dominic Catholic Church , will celebrate the Mass. Interment will take place in Siemers Cemetery in Howards Grove. Family and friends are welcome at the church on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of Mass. A memorial fund has been established in his name.