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Edward J Gerrity

M, b. October 23, 1923, d. January 7, 2008

Family: Marian A Hildebrandt (b. June 20, 1925, d. September 14, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward J Gerrity was born on October 23, 1923 in Pennsylvania.
  • Marriage: He and Marian A Hildebrandt were married on November 24, 1945 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edward J Gerrity died on January 7, 2008, at age 84.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: January 9, 2008

    Gerrity, Edward J. Edward J. Gerrity, of Appleton, at the age of 84, kept his appointment with death on Monday morning, January 7, 2008. He was born October 23, 1923, in Centralia, PA, and spent most of his first 18 years living in Mt. Carmel, PA. After graduating from high school he lived in Jersey City, NJ, and worked in New York City. Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army on Thanksgiving Day, 1942, and was called to active duty in June, 1943. He proudly served in the 100th Infantry Division in France, Germany and Austria. Ed was captured in Heilbron, Germany, and was liberated in Hof, Austria. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Regular Infantry Badge and Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation, with three clusters. Ed married Marian Hildebrandt on November 24, 1945, in Appleton and had four children. He spent most of his working years in the transportation field and represented companies in Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, and Madison, WI. Ed did work for 80 different motor carriers from five different states and was also an ICC Practitioner. He joined the Oney Johnston-Edward Blessman American Legion Post #38 in 1960. Ed loved to play golf and watch football games, especially Notre Dame games.

    He is survived by three children, Michael (Eileen) Gerrity, Mackville; Kathleen (Steve) Belair, Marietta, GA; Timothy (Sarah) Gerrity, Appleton; seven grandchildren, Tara (Brandon) Bailie, St. Paul, MN; Trevor Gerrity, Minneapolis, MN; Heather (Rob) Ludlam and Ryan (Cheryl) Belair, Georgia; Jenni (Jim) Snodgrass and Lucas Meyer, Knoxville, TN; Ian Gerrity, Appleton; four great grandchildren, Morgan Bailie, Ella Bailie, Ava Ludlam and James Snodgrass.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian (Hildebrandt) Gerrity, on September 14, 2007, and his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Bob Meyer. A celebration of Ed's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 West Lawrence Street, with Father Larry Abler officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. A memorial fund is being established.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 North Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Walter Hildebrandt

M, b. December 28, 1918, d. July 28, 1981

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Walter Hildebrandt was born on December 28, 1918.
  • Death: He died on July 28, 1981, at age 62.

Edward W Hildebrandt

M, b. December 1, 1916, d. July 30, 1999

Parents

Family: Mildred F Befay (b. October 11, 1917, d. September 9, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward W Hildebrandt was born on December 1, 1916 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 30, 1999, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mildred F Befay

F, b. October 11, 1917, d. September 9, 2002

Family: Edward W Hildebrandt (b. December 1, 1916, d. July 30, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Mildred F Befay was born on October 11, 1917 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 9, 2002, at age 84, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

John Sigl

M, b. May 1894, d. March 14, 1963

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John Sigl was born in May 1894.
  • Death: He died on March 14, 1963, at age 68.

Walter Max Sigl

M, b. October 24, 1892, d. February 21, 1980

Parents

Family 1: Mary Aesmann (b. October 9, 1894, d. May 18, 1984)

Family 2: Veronica Mary Seibold (b. November 29, 1895, d. August 31, 1960)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter Max Sigl was born on October 24, 1892 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Veronica Mary Seibold were married in 1914.
  • Death: Walter Max Sigl died on February 21, 1980, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Veronica Mary Seibold

F, b. November 29, 1895, d. August 31, 1960

Parents

Family: Walter Max Sigl (b. October 24, 1892, d. February 21, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: Veronica Mary Seibold was born on November 29, 1895 in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Walter Max Sigl were married in 1914.
  • Death: Veronica Mary Seibold died on August 31, 1960, at age 64, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Melvin Frahm

M, b. June 8, 1936, d. June 7, 2002

Parents

Family: Marceil D Senecal (b. September 27, 1934, d. June 11, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin Frahm was born on June 8, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 7, 2002, at age 65.

Robert Sigl

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Parents

Joan V Sigl

F, b. July 30, 1921, d. March 14, 2008

Parents

Family: John George Hurley (b. February 22, 1919, d. August 8, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan V Sigl was born on July 30, 1921 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John George Hurley were married on December 1, 1945 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joan V Sigl died on March 14, 2008, at age 86.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: March 15, 2008

    Hurley, Joan V.
    Joan Hurley, of Appleton, age 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2008, at Cherry Meadows. She was born on July 30, 1921, in New London, the daughter of the late Walter and Veronica (Seibold) Sigl. On December 1, 1945, she married John G. Hurley at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton. Joan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and past president of the Christian Mothers Society. She was an avid Badgers and Lawrence University Vikings fan.

    Joan is survived by her children: Jane Peterson, Albuquerque, N.M.; John "Casey" (Barbara) Hurley, Chandler, N.C.; Kevin (Joan) Hurley, Appleton; Brian (Cindy) Hurley, Valparaiso, Ind.; nine grandchildren: Laura Moore; Scott, Steve and Andrew Hurley; Eileen, John Robert and Ryan Hurley; Patrick and Rachel Hurley; great-granddaughter, Markayla Moore; sister, Rosemary Mullen, Appleton and sister-in-law: Patricia Sigl, Menasha.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Hurley, infant daughter, Elizabeth Hurley, daughter, Mary Pat Goth, son-in-law, Herbert Peterson, two brothers: Robert and John Sigl and sister, Virginia Greene.

    The funeral liturgy for Joan will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008, at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, with Fr. Larry Abler officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday at the Wichmann Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and again at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial to St. Joseph Catholic Church are appreciated.

    The family would like to thank the staffs of Cherry Meadows Hospice and Theda Care Physicians for their loving care and support.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

John George Hurley

M, b. February 22, 1919, d. August 8, 2000

Family: Joan V Sigl (b. July 30, 1921, d. March 14, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: John George Hurley was born on February 22, 1919.
  • Marriage: He and Joan V Sigl were married on December 1, 1945 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John George Hurley died on August 8, 2000, at age 81.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Virginia Sigl

F, b. March 31, 1917, d. February 5, 1999

Parents

Family 1: Byron Donald Baurain (b. June 3, 1913, d. November 25, 1988)

Family 2: Douglas R Greene

Biography

  • Birth: Virginia Sigl was born on March 31, 1917.
  • Death: She died on February 5, 1999, at age 81, in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Rosemary Sigl

F, b. April 22, 1920, d. February 14, 2013

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Rosemary Sigl was born on April 22, 1920 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Christopher J (Jim) Mullen were married on May 17, 1941 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rosemary Sigl died on February 14, 2013, at age 92.
  • Note: Rosemary Mullen (nee Sigl), 92, Appleton, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hortonville, Wisconsin, on April 22, 1920 to Walter & Veronica Sigl. She graduated from Appleton High School followed by Business College.

    She married her wonderful husband, Chris "Jim", on May 17, 1941 at St Joseph's Church and together they raised 10 children: Chris (Marilyn) of Phoenix, Patrick (Francy) of Menominee, Dan (Donna) of Green Bay, Mary LaViolette (Sherman) of Sheboygan, Bill (deceased), Jim of Menasha, Bob (Lorna) of Hortonville, Jeff (Bobbie) of Appleton, Tim (Linda) of Rockford, Illinois, and Anne (Gabe) Arzer of Grayslake, Illinois.

    She has 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband Jim; a son Bill; a daughter-in-law Connie; a son-in-law Richard Tibbals; and a granddaughter Molly. In addition, all her brothers & sisters have predeceased her.

    In her spare time, Rosemary belonged to the Monte Alverno Retreat House Guild, the St Joe's Choir for 20 years, Secular Franciscans for 65 years and the prayer shawl ministry. She was a Eucharistic Minister, Promoter of the Miraculous Medal, volunteer at St Joe's Food Pantry, charter member of the Xavier Food Fair and she attended innumerable school events for her children and grandchildren.

    Rosemary loved family get-togethers and "traditions". She didn't need reunions because her kids got together for Christmas, Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, Peninsula State Park in late July, Labor Day "at the farm" and Thanksgiving. She enjoyed traveling with her husband around the U.S., spending winters in Gulf Shores, but always returned to their beloved Wisconsin. They made several trips to Europe and her favorite was visiting her ancestral hometown of Zweisel, Germany. She continued to travel in her later years to Rome and Alaska. She also fulfilled a lifelong dream when she visited the Holy Land about 7 years ago. In the early years of kids in diapers everywhere, she still valued a yearly "family vacation" whether it was a cottage in Northern Wisconsin or a family trip with 8 kids to Yellowstone National Park!

    She had a great sense of humor and loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She taught them to play "Kings' Corners" and taught the kids to be gracious winners and losers.

    Rose sent cards to every single family member, containing a crispy new bill, on Birthdays, Anniversaries and Valentine's Day. Her calendar was a thing to behold!

    She was a devout Catholic and inspired those around her to live a life of faith. An inveterate lighter of vigil lights, she had a jar of intentions on her kitchen counter and whenever the family had an issue, health or otherwise, they started by asking Mom for her prayers. She seemed to have a direct line!

    She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and role model for her entire clan that numbers nearly 90! Her life was a testimony to the power of prayer.

    The funeral liturgy for Rosemary will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2013, at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH (410 West Lawrence St.) with Father Jim Leary, O.M.F. Cap. officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN (537 N. Superior St.) and again on Monday at the CHURCH from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. A memorial fund has been established in Rosemary's name.

    The family would like to thank the caring staff of Brewster Village who helped so much during our Mom's last days.

Christopher J (Jim) Mullen

M, b. November 19, 1916, d. June 26, 1993

Biography

  • Birth: Christopher J (Jim) Mullen was born on November 19, 1916.
  • Marriage: He and Rosemary Sigl were married on May 17, 1941 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Christopher J (Jim) Mullen died on June 26, 1993, at age 76.

Peter Bernard Sigl

M, b. March 29, 1891, d. July 10, 1938

Parents

Family: Eugenia Caroline Belling (b. April 16, 1892, d. December 12, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Bernard Sigl was born on March 29, 1891 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eugenia Caroline Belling were married on April 15, 1911.
  • Death: Peter Bernard Sigl died on July 10, 1938, at age 47, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Eugenia Caroline Belling

F, b. April 16, 1892, d. December 12, 1963

Parents

Family 1: Peter Bernard Sigl (b. March 29, 1891, d. July 10, 1938)

Family 2: Arthur M Francois (b. April 9, 1904, d. September 7, 1972)

Biography

  • Birth: Eugenia Caroline Belling was born on April 16, 1892 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Bernard Sigl were married on April 15, 1911.
  • Marriage: Eugenia Caroline Belling and Arthur M Francois were married on September 14, 1937.
  • Death: Eugenia Caroline Belling died on December 12, 1963, at age 71, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, 13 December 1963, page B10:
    MRS. ARTHUR FRANCOIS
    (Eugenia Kreutzman)
    309 S. Outagamie St.
    Age 71, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday after a lingering illness. She was born April 16, 1892 in Appleton where she has resided her entire life. Mrs. Francois is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Simon, Appleton; two sons, Howard Sigl, Appleton; Rev. Harold Sigl, Ozark, Ark.; one brother, William Belling, Appleton; one sister, Mrs. Herman Hidde, Sheboygan; 4 grandchildren. Mrs. Francois was a charter member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Sylvester H. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 9:30 a.m. Monday and then at the church until the hour of the service.

Mary Aesmann

F, b. October 9, 1894, d. May 18, 1984

Family 1: Walter Max Sigl (b. October 24, 1892, d. February 21, 1980)

Family 2: H E Ellsworth (b. June 4, 1856, d. March 15, 1951)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Aesmann was born on October 9, 1894 in Isaar, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 18, 1984, at age 89, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Hofa Park, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.

Wolfgang R Sigl

M, b. October 30, 1867, d. November 6, 1921

Parents

Family: Mamie Meyers (b. August 1878, d. June 11, 1939)

Biography

  • Birth: Wolfgang R Sigl was born on October 30, 1867.
  • Marriage: He and Mamie Meyers were married on November 26, 1895.
  • Death: Wolfgang R Sigl died on November 6, 1921, at age 54.

Mamie Meyers

F, b. August 1878, d. June 11, 1939

Family: Wolfgang R Sigl (b. October 30, 1867, d. November 6, 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Mamie Meyers was born in August 1878.
  • Marriage: She and Wolfgang R Sigl were married on November 26, 1895.
  • Death: Mamie Meyers died on June 11, 1939, at age 60.

Dorothy Sigl

F, b. 1910, d. 1928

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Sigl was born in 1910.
  • Death: She died in 1928, at age ~18.

Anna Sigl

F, b. February 8, 1870, d. August 11, 1870

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Sigl was born on February 8, 1870.
  • Death: She died on August 11, 1870, at age 0.

Franz Xavier Sigl

M, b. November 23, 1871, d. February 8, 1942

Parents

Family: Rose Anholzer (b. August 30, 1884, d. July 24, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Franz Xavier Sigl was born on November 23, 1871.
  • Death: He died on February 8, 1942, at age 70.

Rose Anholzer

F, b. August 30, 1884, d. July 24, 1933

Family: Franz Xavier Sigl (b. November 23, 1871, d. February 8, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Rose Anholzer was born on August 30, 1884.
  • Death: She died on July 24, 1933, at age 48.

Wesley Sebastian Sigl

M, b. September 27, 1873, d. November 20, 1942

Parents

Family: Anna Kelnhofer (b. October 26, 1881, d. March 27, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: Wesley Sebastian Sigl was born on September 27, 1873 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Kelnhofer were married on August 28, 1900 in Luxemburg, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wesley Sebastian Sigl died on November 20, 1942, at age 69.

Anna Kelnhofer

F, b. October 26, 1881, d. March 27, 1980

Family: Wesley Sebastian Sigl (b. September 27, 1873, d. November 20, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Kelnhofer was born on October 26, 1881.
  • Marriage: She and Wesley Sebastian Sigl were married on August 28, 1900 in Luxemburg, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Kelnhofer died on March 27, 1980, at age 98.