Shirley Jane Gerhartz
F, b. August 29, 1924, d. April 1, 2017
- Birth: Shirley Jane Gerhartz was born on August 29, 1924.
- Marriage: She and George J Hurst were married in 1948.
- Death: Shirley Jane Gerhartz died on April 1, 2017, at age 92, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
- Note: Shirley Jane Hurst, Kaukauna, age 92, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Paul Elder Services. She was born August 29, 1924 to the late Norman Sr. and Erna (Specht) Gerhartz. In 1948 Shirley was happily married to her sweetie, George "Zulie" Hurst and they were able to enjoy 45 wonderful years of marriage. They both had resided in Kaukauna all of their lives. George preceded Shirley in death in 1993.
Shirley graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1942 and would have had her 75th class reunion this June. She was always a fan of the Kaukauna High School and the Kaukauna Alumni. The Kaukauna Alumni honored Shirley with a dedication article in the May 1996 newsletter issue and it made her very happy. She had always spoken fondly of her 1942 classmates over the years.
Shirley moved from her Golden Venture Apartment to St. Paul Elder Services in 2010 and lived there for almost seven years. When family and friends wheeled her around the building she was greeted not only by many friendly staff members, but also by many Kaukauna visitors entering the building. St. Paul's was a perfect setting for our "social butterfly" Shirley. For several years she resided on Apple Tree Court and concluded her days by moving to Poppy Path. The staff on both units were the most loving and caring people at a nursing home that the family has ever encountered.
Shirley enjoyed her working days, her church, loved the Packers, golfing, bowling, traveling, reading, occasional exercise classes and doing good deeds for others … she was an expert at all of these things.
Shirley's faith and her church have always played a vital part in her life. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel United Church of Christ. While she was still able to physically participate in her church work, she was involved in the following: served the church school by first teaching the Primary Department and later becoming a co-superintendent with her sister for a total of 32 years, she sang with the Senior Choir for 50+ consecutive years, was the Senior Choir Treasurer, served on the Building Committee of the new sanctuary, and was active on the Board of Christian Education, Fellowship Team, and still participated in all church field trips and all church events.
Shirley was always gainfully employed during her healthy years. Her most recent position was that of Associate Cashier at the Bank of Kaukauna. She retired after 28 years of service, but again returned part-time to the bank in 1990 and did not retire until she was in her early 70's. Shirley had always been a "people person" and she certainly enjoyed working at the bank and dealing with the public.
Shirley was an avid baseball fan. Each summer, she and George attended the tournaments in Kaukauna and those held state-wide. They even attended a world baseball tournament and took a mini-holiday to Canada for even more professional baseball. Shirley and George were able to celebrate one of their wedding anniversaries on a wonderful three-week vacation, touring both Australia and Hawaii. They arrived home with many fond memories and tons of pictures.
Shirley was public service oriented all of her life and found many ways to be active in her community. Her involvement with some of these groups continued into her mid 80's. Shirley worked with John Lambie for many years as the Treasurer for Kaukauna Youth Baseball and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. She bowled in many leagues and was President of the Thursday Night League for many years. Shirley also had the honor of serving as the President of the 600 Club for a year and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Central Fox Valley Bowling Association. Shirley was a Past President of the Kaukauna Hospital Auxilliary and the Past Matron of the Odile Chapter #184.
Shirley is survived by her sister and brothers-in-law: Mary and Jim Nussbaum and Harry Coenen. She is further survived by many dedicated nieces and nephews who were all very close to her, as witnessed by the love and attention they showed to her over the years.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband George; her siblings and their spouses: Nancy Coenen, Patricia and Lee Nagel, Don and Marie Gerhartz, Sr. and Norm and Rosalie Gerhartz, Jr.; and nephews, Greg Coenen and Steve Gerhartz.
A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at IMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (510 Sullivan St. Kaukauna). Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Gail Irwin will officiate. Committal Union Cemetery, Kaukauna. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Immanuel United Church of Christ. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.
To celebrate Shirley's love of the Packers, please dress casually and wear your favorite Packer clothing in honor of her love and interest for the team.
- Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1942.
M, b. March 3, 1901, d. October 18, 1973
Family: Erna Specht (b. April 28, 1901, d. May 24, 1959)
- Mary Helen Gerhartz
- Shirley Jane Gerhartz (b. August 29, 1924, d. April 1, 2017)
- Norman N Gerhartz (b. August 8, 1926, d. August 22, 2012)
- Donald J Gerhartz (b. September 6, 1928, d. November 28, 1987)
- Patricia Ann Gerhartz (b. February 21, 1933, d. February 6, 2015)
- Nancy C Gerhartz (b. March 20, 1935, d. February 3, 2015)
- Birth: Norman Gerhartz was born on March 3, 1901 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on October 18, 1973, at age 72, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
Donald A Remter
M, b. November 29, 1933, d. October 22, 2016
- Birth: Donald A Remter was born on November 29, 1933.
- Marriage: He and Gladys Ione Sachs were married on September 20, 1957 in Texas.
- Death: Donald A Remter died on October 22, 2016, at age 82.
- Note: Donald A Remter, 82, of Appleton entered into eternal life Saturday October 22, 2016. He was born November 29, 1933 to Gordon and Esther (Luebke) Remter Sr. He was united in marriage with Gladys Sachs in Texas on September 20, 1957.
Donald enjoyed traveling, tinkering with computers, and family games like dice, cards and dominoes. In his younger days he enjoyed bowling and darts. Donald was a devoted Christian who loved working with the church. He was always bringing a smile to everyone's face and was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He served in the Army in Germany from 1957-1959. After retirement he moved with his wife to Yuma, AZ until they returned home to be with their family.
Donald is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Gladys Remter, his parents Gordon Sr. and Esther Remter, a brother Gordon Remter Jr., Gladys' parents Harvey and Mary Sachs, son-in-law Rueben Olmsted and niece Debra Schmidt.
He is survived by his six children: Debra Olmsted, Marshfield; Russell (Linda) Remter, Neenah; Mary (Roudy) Malliet, Little Chute; Doreen (Jeff) Westrick, Waterford; Robert/Scar (Julie) Remter, Appleton and Brenda (Scott) Kuba, Englewood, Fl. Six grandchildren: Lindsey Woerishofer, Cali (Kyle) Muetzelburg, Taylor Westrick, Connor Westrick, James Kuba and Sara Kuba. Three great-grandchildren; Caitlyn Woerishofer, Jacob Woerishofer and Baby Muetzelburg, who is due December 2016. He is also survived by a special friend, Ingrid Lynd.
A celebration of Donald's life will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 705 E. Greenfield Drive, Little Chute, on December 3, 2016. Visitation is from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the amazing staff at Willow Lane Assisted Living, Matthews of Appleton Senior Living and Compassus Hospice Care for their care throughout the last two years of Donald's life.
Heart of the Valley Crematory is assisting the family.
Gladys Ione Sachs
F, b. June 12, 1940, d. August 6, 2014
- Birth: Gladys Ione Sachs was born on June 12, 1940.
- Marriage: She and Donald A Remter were married on September 20, 1957 in Texas.
- Death: Gladys Ione Sachs died on August 6, 2014, at age 74.
- Note: Gladys Ione Remter, 74, of Little Chute, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born June 12, 1940, to the late Harvey and Mary Sachs. She was united in marriage to Donald Remter on September 20, 1957.
Gladys loved spending time with her family, crocheting, doing puzzles and spending time with her friends at her home in Arizona. She was a devoted Christian. Gladys enjoyed life to the fullest even through her three year battle with ovarian cancer.
Gladys is survived by her husband, Donald Remter; her four children Doreen (Jeff) Westrick of Waterford, Mary (Roudy) Malliet of Little Chute, Brenda (Scott) Kuba of Englewood, Florida, and Robert Remter of Kaukauna; her six grandchildren, Lindsey Woenshofter, Cali Westrick, Taylor Westrick, Connor Westrick, James Kuba abd Sara Kuba; two great grand children Caitlyn and Jacob Woerishofer; she is also survived by two brothers, Jim Sachs and Everett Sachs.
Service to celebrate Gladys' life will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 705 E .Greenfield Drive, Little Chute, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m.
The family would like to extend a big thank you to Theda Care at Home Hospice Service for all their help and support. They would also like to extend their support and prayers to anyone who is going through or survived ovarian cancer, you are not alone.
Vernon N Remter
M, b. June 19, 1929, d. September 2, 1929
- Birth: Vernon N Remter was born on June 19, 1929.
- Death: He died on September 2, 1929, at age 0.
- Burial: He was buried in St Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.