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Henry Verbruggen

M, b. July 1, 1912, d. August 30, 1974

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Family: Alice Luella Bertha Frank (b. February 7, 1912, d. October 1955)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Verbruggen was born on July 1, 1912.
  • Marriage: He and Alice Luella Bertha Frank were married on December 11, 1937.
  • Death: Henry Verbruggen died on August 30, 1974, at age 62, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Alice Luella Bertha Frank

F, b. February 7, 1912, d. October 1955

Family: Henry Verbruggen (b. July 1, 1912, d. August 30, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice Luella Bertha Frank was born on February 7, 1912.
  • Marriage: She and Henry Verbruggen were married on December 11, 1937.
  • Death: Alice Luella Bertha Frank died in October 1955, at age 43.

Janice Lynn Verbruggen

F, b. June 30, 1939, d. October 4, 2006

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Family 1: Allen Utke

Family 2: Eugene Zebik

Biography

  • Birth: Janice Lynn Verbruggen was born on June 30, 1939 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 4, 2006, at age 67, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Lakeview Memorial Park, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Janice L. Utke 67, Oshkosh died at Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, October 4,
    2006. She was born in Appleton, WI on June 30, 1939, a daughter of Henry and Alice
    Frank Verbruggen. Janice married Allen Utke on June 16, 1972 in Appleton.
    Janice was a very active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, having been the church
    photographer, appeared in many of the church plays, and skits, was instrumental in the
    church anniversary activities, and was a member of the Koinoia Club at church. Janice
    was a very loving, caring, outgoing and vibrant person. Her interests included poetry,
    traveling, gardening, and pets.
    Survivors include her husband, Allen Utke, Oshkosh; one son, David (April) Zebik, Hot
    Springs, AK; two daughters, Marcia (Tyrone) Teal, Oshkosh; and Connie (Larry)
    Vondracek, Neenah; four grandchildren, Eric Gradecki, Menasha; Samantha Teal,
    Oshkosh; Shawn Teal, Oshkosh, Arianna Zebik, Hot Springs, AK; one brother, Jerry
    Verbruggen, Appleton; one sister, Darlene Antoniou, New Orleans, LA; cousins, Pearl
    Reetz, Ruby RofT, Don Kelnhofer, Dick Kelnhofer, Carolyn Gonsalves, Willa Ramsey,
    Norman Knapp, Gary Frank, Bob Frank, and Jack Frank; two brothers-in-law, Norman
    Utke, Rock Island, IL; Gene (Vicki) Utke, Dexter, MI; a special friend, Gail Driessen;
    and other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, two sons, Eugene
    Zebik, and Scott Zebik.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at Our Savior Lutheran
    Church (1860 Wisconsin St.- on the corner of Wisconsin St. and Stillwell Ave, one block
    west of the McDonalds Restaurant on Jackson St.) at 11 :00 AM with Rev. Kemp Jones
    officiating. Family and friends may call at church on Saturday from 10:00 AM to the time
    of service. Interment will be at Lake View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial
    to the Frontal-Temporal Lobe Association has been established.
    Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes
    920-231-1510
    www.konrad-behlman.com.

Allen Utke

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Family: Janice Lynn Verbruggen (b. June 30, 1939, d. October 4, 2006)

Eugene Zebik

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Family: Janice Lynn Verbruggen (b. June 30, 1939, d. October 4, 2006)

David Allen Zebik

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April Denise Horton

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Marcia Zebik

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Connie Zebik

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Family: Larry T Vondracek (b. November 24, 1955, d. August 19, 2014)

Larry T Vondracek

M, b. November 24, 1955, d. August 19, 2014

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Biography

  • Birth: Larry T Vondracek was born on November 24, 1955 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 19, 2014, at age 58.
  • Note: Larry T. Vondracek, age 58 of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He was born November 24, 1955 to the late Harold and Lorraine Vondracek in Neenah.

    Larry was a lover of Harley Davidson motorcycles. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, rooting for the Packers, and he had a special bond with his nephew, Jacob.

    He will be missed by his wife of 16 years, Connie (Zebik); his children: Shane (Kari); Joel (Kaitlyn); and Tara (Casey) Vondracek; his step-son, Eric (Holly) Gradecki; and six grandchildren: Jackson; Kaitlyn; Tyler; Jaden; Zoe; and Mallory. Larry is further survived by his siblings: Karla, Jane, Sharon, Cindy, Paula, Robert, and David; as well as his sister-in-law, Marcia (Tyrone) Teal; and brother-in-law, David (April) Zebik; and many nieces and nephews.

    In accordance with Larry's wishes, no funeral services will be held.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online Condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com.

Gerald Henry Verbruggen

M, b. June 30, 1950, d. June 27, 2007

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Biography

  • Birth: Gerald Henry Verbruggen was born on June 30, 1950 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 27, 2007, at age 56, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: July 1, 2007

    Verbruggen, Gerald Henry "Jerry" Gerald Henry "Jerry" Verbruggen, of Appleton, age 56, died peacefully, at Oneida Heights in Appleton, on Wednesday June 27, 2007, after several years of lingering health problems. He was born in Appleton on June 30, 1950, the son of Henry and Alice (Frank) Verbruggen. Jerry grew up and attended schools in Appleton. He was employed as a painter in the Fox Valley for much of his life, and also worked for several years at the Shawano Leader newspaper in Shawano, WI. Jerry was a "free spirit" who lived life from his own perspective and in his own way. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and greatly enjoyed playing cards, and socializing and traveling with relatives and friends.

    Survivors include one daughter, Alicia Verbruggen, Bonduel; two grandchildren, Ethan Klein and Kayden Verbruggen, Bonduel; a sister, Darlene Antoniou, New Orleans, LA; two nephews: David (April) Zebik, Hot Springs, AK; and Nicholas Antoniou, New Orleans, LA; two nieces, Connie (Larry) Vondracek, Neenah; and Marcia (Tyrone) Teal, Oshkosh; cousins: Pearl Reetz, Don Kelnhofer, Dick Kelnhofer, Carolyn Gonzales, Willa Ramsey, Norman Knapp, Gary Frank, Bob Frank, and Jack Frank; a brother-in-law, Allen Utke, Oshkosh; and other relatives and friends.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Janice Utke; and two nephews, Gene Zebik and Scott Zebik.

    In accordance with his last wishes, Jerry will be cremated and no visitation or funeral rites will be held. A memorial fund will be established at a later date.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 North Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Darlene S Verbruggen

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Elias Antoniou

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Gerald Leo Kronschnabel

M, b. May 5, 1931, d. October 22, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Gerald Leo Kronschnabel was born on May 5, 1931 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Darlene Doughty were married on June 2, 1951 in Greenville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gerald Leo Kronschnabel died on October 22, 2015, at age 84.
  • Note: Gerald (Jerry) Kronschnabel, De Pere, 84 years young, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday October 22, 2015. He was born May 5, 1931 to the late Clarence and Dorothy Kronschnabel. On June 2, 1951 he was united in marriage to Darlene Doughty at St. Mary Catholic Church, Greenville. Jerry had managed numerous dairy farms in Brown, Outagamie, Waukesha, and Polk Counties. He then went on to pursue an advanced career in the dairy industry. As a national sales manager with Germania Dairy Automation, he traveled throughout the country, as well as to Canada and Japan. While at Germania, he developed a product which was patented. After retirement, Jerry volunteered his time and talents at numerous places, including St. Vincent Hospital, Life Line, Green Bay Writers Club, Wisconsin Regional Writers Association, and Council for Wisconsin Writers, for which he served on the boards. Jerry was also a member of Green Bay Wood Workers Guild, Abbot Pennings Council 3955 of the Knights of Columbus, and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family. Also after retirement Jerry went into intarsia woodworking, of which he made many beautiful pieces.

    He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Darlene, his children; Robert Kronschnabel, Minneapolis; Patricia (Roy) LaCombe, Maricopa, AZ; Jean (Bill) Williams, Columbia, (MO); and Mari Krahn, Blaine, MN. Jerry is further survived by 6 grandchildren; Sarah (Steven) Cummings, Seattle, WA; Rachel Williams (Brandon Elliott), Shawnee, KS; Chrissy Williams, Joplin, MO; John (Ellyn) Williams, Rock Springs, WY; Elizabeth (Chad) Stenson, North Branch, MN; and Andrew Krahn, Glendale, WI. Jerry's 6 great grandchildren; Richard, Rebecca, Rachel, Evie, Noah, Charlotte, as well as his siblings; Dolores (Bob) Griffith, Therese Cooper, Paul (Ilene) Kronschnabel, Dan (Paula) Kronschnabel, Mardi (Bob) Evans, his brother in law Richard Doughty, as well as numerous nieces and nephews survive him.

    Jerry's brother, Peter Kronschnabel, USN Retired preceded him in death.

    Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on Monday October 26, 2015. Visitation will continue after 9:00am Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Drive De Pere until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

Darlene Doughty

F, b. July 26, 1932, d. April 2, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Darlene Doughty was born on July 26, 1932.
  • Marriage: She and Gerald Leo Kronschnabel were married on June 2, 1951 in Greenville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Darlene Doughty died on April 2, 2016, at age 83.
  • Note: Darlene Kronschnabel, Green Bay, 83 years young, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 2, 2016. She was born on July 26, 1932 to the late Charles and Theresa Doughty. On June 2, 1951 she was united in marriage to Gerald (Jerry) Kronschnabel at St. Mary Catholic Church, Greenville, WI. Jerry preceded Darlene in death on October 22, 2015. She was lonely without him and missed him and wanted to join him for their 65th wedding anniversary this coming June.

    Darlene had a full life raising four children and sharing her love of food and cooking through her writing. She spent the last 50 years of her life writing food articles for local newspapers and national magazines. Forty years ago she published the first of 10 cookbooks, covering everything from appetizers to desserts, with a little homegrown know-how thrown in for good measure that she had learned from her mother and grandmothers. During her writing career, she served on numerous boards and in various officer positions with the Green Bay Writers Club, the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association, and the Council for Wisconsin Writers. She was also an instructor for 19 years at the Rhinelander School of the Arts, where she taught feature writing and how to write your life story. During her career she received many national awards and recognition for her writing and storytelling talents. She traveled the country and experienced many different cuisines and cultures which she incorporated into her writing.

    In later years when her home-based tasting panelists moved on with their lives, she discovered the joy of quilting. She found great excitement making quilts for each of her four children, her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She also loved to work with different patterns, materials and textures to discover what kind of quilt she could make. In her spare time she and Jerry enjoyed going to auctions and estates sales, gardening, reading, and traveling around the country to visit family and friends. She was also a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family and kept busy with two book clubs, the St. Vincent Hospital Auxiliary, of which she is a past president; the Antiquarian Society, cooking for family, and volunteering at numerous places and events including St Vincent Hospital Life Line.

    She is survived by her children: Robert Kronschnabel, Minneapolis, MN; Patricia (Roy) LaCombe, Maricopa, AZ; Jean (Bill) Williams, Columbia, MO; and Mari Krahn, Forest Lake, MN. Darlene is further survived by six grandchildren: Sarah (Steven) Cummings, Seattle, WA; Rachel Williams (Brandon Elliott), Shawnee, KS; Chrissy Williams, Joplin, MO; John (Ellyn) Williams, Rock Springs, WY; Elizabeth (Chad) Stenson, North Branch, MN; and Andrew Krahn, Glendale, WI. Darlene is also survived by six great grandchildren, Richard, Rebecca, Rachel, Evie, Noah, and Charlotte, as well as her brother Richard Doughty; her sisters- and brothers-in-law Dolores (Bob) Griffith; Therese Cooper; Paul (Ilene) Kronschnabel; Dan (Paula) Kronschnabel; and Mardi (Bob) Evans, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    Darlene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry, and her brother, David Doughty.

    Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere from 5:00 - 7:00PM Friday April 8, 2016. Visitation will continue after 9:30AM Saturday April 9, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, De Pere. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place next to Gerald in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lebanon, WI. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 6, 2016.

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Peter Joseph Kronschnabel

M, b. June 16, 1936, d. April 7, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Peter Joseph Kronschnabel was born on June 16, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on December 22, 1979.
  • Death: He died on April 7, 2013, at age 76, in Missouri.
  • Note: Kronschnabel, Peter J. On April 7, 2013, after three wonderful vacation days spent laughing and storytelling with two of his sisters and a brother-in-law in Colorado, Pete Kronschnabel peacefully passed away in his sleep.

    An Outagamie county native, he was born to Clarence and Dorothy (Huhn) Kronschnabel on June 16, 1936. He attended Shiocton High School before joining the United States Navy where he proudly served on many ships as a pipe fitter. Pete operated and owned auto mechanic shops in Appleton during the 70's and, like his father, was also a skilled carpenter. After retiring from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, Pete moved from Virginia to Missouri where he ran his own construction business until his civilian retirement. He enjoyed winters in Texas, socializing with friends and family, in his fifth wheeler.

    Pete is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dorothy, her children and grandchildren. He is further survived by Shirley (Hughes) Collar, the mother of his children: Ann (Jeffrey) Pierre, Karmen Jones and Kenneth (Barbara) Kronschnabel; grandchildren: Carolyn (Travis Pedersen) Pierre, John (Laura) Pierre, Kristin (fiancé Chad Balthazor) Pierre, Jessica (fiancé Michael Sherman) Jones, Taylor Kronschnabel, Samuel Kronschnabel; great-grandchildren: Jack and Ben Pedersen; siblings: Gerald (Darlene) Kronschnabel, Dolores (Robert) Griffiths, Therese Cooper, Paul (Ilene) Kronschnabel, Daniel (Barbara) Kronschnabel, Margaret "Mardi" (Bobby) Evans.

    In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by brothers-in-law Lloyd Semrow, Raymond Baum, Jerome Mundschau and Richard Cooper; sister-in-law Judith Kronschnabel.

    Honoring Pete's wishes, military burial service and interment will be at the Springfield Veterans' Cemetery in Missouri. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please consider a donation in Pete's name to Disabled American Veterans: www.dav.org.

    Fair winds and following seas…




    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on April 14, 2013.

Dorothy Elizabeth Scruggs

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Family: Peter Joseph Kronschnabel (b. June 16, 1936, d. April 7, 2013)

Theresa Ann Kronschnabel

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Richard G Cooper

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Paul Anthony Kronschnabel

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Daniel Jerome Kronschnabel

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Barbara Lou Lapree

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Margaret Jean Kronschnabel

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