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Kurt L Albers

M, b. September 9, 1961, d. May 12, 2007

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Biography

  • Birth: Kurt L Albers was born on September 9, 1961 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 12, 2007, at age 45.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 15, 2007

    Albers, Kurt L. Kurt L. Albers, 45, Green Bay, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at a local hospital. The son of Mae Albers (Willems) and the late Donald L. Albers and stepfather Richard C. Willems was born Sept. 9, 1961, in Green Bay. He was a graduate of West De Pere High School.

    Survivors include his mother, Mae Willems; three brothers, Greg (Kate) Albers, Cory (Debra) Albers, Christopher (Jody) Albers; one sister, Jean Bergner; and four stepbrothers, Rick (Karie) Willems, Mike (Denise) Willems, Tim (Cindy) Willems, and Scott Willems; and many nieces and nephews.

    Friends and family may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth St., De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2007. A celebration of Kurt's life will be held at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with Deacon Mike Vander Bloomen, officiating. Inurnment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Albers Family.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

Corey Donald Albers

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Debra Lynn Haines

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Christopher Albers

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Jody Joyce Schmelzer

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Jean Marie Albers

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Anthony Jay Bergner

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Richard Lee Willems

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Karie Sue Gregory

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Michael Willems

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Denise Thomas

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Timothy Alan Willems

M, b. January 22, 1958, d. May 9, 2009

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Biography

  • Birth: Timothy Alan Willems was born on January 22, 1958.
  • Death: He died on May 9, 2009, at age 51, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 13, 2009


    Willems,Timothy


    Timothy Willems, 51, of De Pere, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee after a courageous thirty-five year battle with aplastic anemia.

    He was born on Jan. 22, 1958, to Richard and Elizabeth (Day) Willems. Growing up in De Pere, Tim graduated from East De Pere High School in 1976. He went on to attend St. Norbert College, receiving a degree in accounting in 1980. Tim worked at Milprint, Inc., subsequently Bemis Company, Inc. from 1978 until the time of death.

    Tim's spirit, sense of humor, and smile will be missed by everyone who knew him. An avid sports enthusiast, he loved playing baseball, softball, golf, Packer games, attending sporting events of all kinds, and especially loved coaching children with his other coach, Dave Strick.

    He also enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage. His family was the center of his life and he was happiest when he could spend time with his children.

    Tim never let his illness stop him from enjoying life. No matter how much pain he was in, he always greeted everyone with a smile and an attitude of kindness that was an inspiration to those around him.

    Few people survive for thirty- five years with aplastic anemia; a life that included a kidney transplant and bone marrow transplant lovingly donated from his brother, Mike, as well as many other setbacks. But Tim never complained and always rose above it to enjoy every day.

    Tim is survived by his wife, Cindy (Calaway-Walter), four sons, Tony Willems, Milwaukee, Eric Willems, Denmark, and their mother, Debbie Willems, as well as Matthew Willems, and Greg Walter (fiancee Kysa), De Pere; grandson, Kaleb, mother, Mae Willems, three brothers, Richard (Karie) Willems, De Pere, Michael (Denise) Willems, Green Bay, Scott Willems, Madison, three additional brothers, Greg (Kate) Albers, Little Chute, Cory (Debra) Albers, Abrams, and Chris (Jody) Albers, Stoughton, one sister, Jean Bergner, De Pere, grandmother, Catherine Day. Further survived by Cindy's family; his in laws; Bernard and Marge Calaway, Mary Stein and her daughter Megan, Nancy (Paul) Duerr, and their sons Casey and Corey, Anne Hermanson, and her daughter Jenna, Cathy Calaway and her daughter Brittany, Tom Calaway, Joe (Kelly) Calaway, and their children Lauren and Brady. Further survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Richard, his mother, Elizabeth, his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Irene Day, his paternal grandparents, Arnold and Edith Willems, and brother, Kurt Albers.

    The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at Froedtert Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion he received during his long illness, and especially those in the bone marrow transplant unit and intensive care unit. Cindy also sends a special thank you to Lisa and Pat Kawala, Rick Willems, Anne Hermanson, Cathy Calaway, Marge and Bernard Calaway, and Mike Willems for their special support.

    Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere. A Celebration of Tim's Life and Family Reflection Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Family and friends are encouraged to tell a story sharing a memory. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Willems family.

Deborah Ann Jakubowski

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Family: Timothy Alan Willems (b. January 22, 1958, d. May 9, 2009)

John Lambertus VanHaren

M, b. May 9, 1872, d. May 23, 1961

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Family: Christine VanLieshout (b. April 14, 1877, d. January 5, 1938)

Biography

  • Birth: John Lambertus VanHaren was born on May 9, 1872 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Christine VanLieshout were married on January 26, 1892 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Lambertus VanHaren died on May 23, 1961, at age 89, in Oconto Falls, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.

Christine VanLieshout

F, b. April 14, 1877, d. January 5, 1938

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Family: John Lambertus VanHaren (b. May 9, 1872, d. May 23, 1961)

Biography

  • Birth: Christine VanLieshout was born on April 14, 1877.
  • Marriage: She and John Lambertus VanHaren were married on January 26, 1892 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Christine VanLieshout died on January 5, 1938, at age 60.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Chester J VanHaren

M, b. December 15, 1914, d. May 10, 2007

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Family: Gladys Thompson (b. August 22, 1919, d. August 14, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Chester J VanHaren was born on December 15, 1914 in Oconto Falls, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Gladys Thompson were married in 1937.
  • Death: Chester J VanHaren died on May 10, 2007, at age 92, in Oconto, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Oconto Falls, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 15, 2007

    VanHaren, Chester J. "Chet" Chester J. "Chet" VanHaren, 92, Oconto Falls, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Sharpe Care Nursing Home in Oconto Falls. Chet was born on Dec. 15, 1914, in Oconto Falls, the son of John and Christine (Van Lishout) VanHaren. Chet married the former Gladys Thompson in 1937 and they lived most of their lives on the VanHaren family farm outside of Oconto Falls. He lived in Oconto Falls until 1998 when he and Gladys moved to Port Charlotte, Fla. He moved back to Oconto Falls in 2006 after Gladys's death. In addition to working the farm, Chet also worked for several years at Scott Paper Company, and later — after he gave up farming — he worked as a custodian at Oconto Falls High School for 12 years. He retired from there in 1979. Chet loved his wife, his family, his farm, the outdoors and people.

    Chet will be greatly missed by his daughter, Joyce VanHaren, Port Charlotte, Fla.; his son, Roger (Marilyn) VanHaren, Beaver Dam; five grandchildren and their spouses; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Vietta Payette, De Pere; Beverly Mount, Marshfield; and Adeline VanHaren, Manitowoc.

    He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Gladys, in 2006, and by all of his brothers and sisters, Ed, Ben, Mary Borst, Louise Dickman, Bob, Larry, Edith Mecha-Gilbert, Dorothy Curran, Irene Konitzer, and Clarence.

    A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oconto Falls on Wednesday, May 16. Inurnment will be in the cemetery in Oconto Falls at a later date. Visitation will be from 9:30 until the time of the services.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Unity Hospice (22 11th Street, Clintonville, WI 54929) or to St. Anthony's School in Oconto Falls.

    Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, Fla.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Gladys Thompson

F, b. August 22, 1919, d. August 14, 2003

Family: Chester J VanHaren (b. December 15, 1914, d. May 10, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Gladys Thompson was born on August 22, 1919.
  • Marriage: She and Chester J VanHaren were married in 1937.
  • Death: Gladys Thompson died on August 14, 2003, at age 83.

Joyce VanHaren

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Roger VanHaren

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Edward Christian VanHaren

M, b. August 5, 1898, d. September 6, 1982

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Family 1: Lillian Knaus (b. circa 1898, d. 1933)

Family 2: Felicia Krause (b. circa 1903)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Christian VanHaren was born on August 5, 1898 in Oconto Falls, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Felicia Krause were married on November 26, 1942.
  • Death: Edward Christian VanHaren died on September 6, 1982, at age 84.
  • Burial: He was buried in Oconto Falls, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Benjamin VanHaren

M, b. July 7, 1900, d. October 22, 1986

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Biography

  • Birth: Benjamin VanHaren was born on July 7, 1900 in Oconto, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 22, 1986, at age 86.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mary J VanHaren

F, b. October 10, 1902, d. July 28, 1991

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Family: Peter Borst (b. July 30, 1901, d. May 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary J VanHaren was born on October 10, 1902 in Oconto, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 28, 1991, at age 88.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America