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Karen Esler

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Mary Ann Esler

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David Esler

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Sarah Esler

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Rebecca Esler

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Paul Aldinger

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Paul George Esler

M, b. February 23, 1948, d. June 5, 1963

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  • Birth: Paul George Esler was born on February 23, 1948 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 5, 1963, at age 15.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Paul Esler, Robert Robach Dead After 4 Youths in Car Try to Evade Police
    Two Kaukauna youths were injured fatally and two others hospitalized when their convertible automobile went out of control while being chased by county police on Hillcrest Drive (Country Trunk Q) near Peters Road in the city of Kaukauna about 9:30 p. m. Wednesday.
    Paul Esler, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Esler, 302 Catherine St., and Robert Robach, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robach, 826 Desnoyer St., died of injuries received in the accident.
    The Esler youth died about 11:30 p.m. and the Robach youth died about 2:30 a.m. today without regaining consciousness. Esler died of brain injuries and a skull fracture. Robach died of a basal skull fracture and cerebral hemorrhage, Outagamie County Coroner Bernard H. Kemps said.
    Listed in critical condition is Bernard W. Smith, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith, 1609 Kenneth Ave. Smith, the driver of the car, has a compound fracture of the right leg, a fractured left shoulder and scalp lacerations.
    In good condition with a fractured left clavical, possible fracture of the left elbow, and abrasions to the legs is David Schuette, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schutte, 800 W. 10th St.
    Both youths are at the Kaukauna Community Hospital.
    Schuette was thrown partially from the overturned car. The others were trapped in the twisted wreckage and had to be freed by police, ambulance attendans and spectators.
    Kaukauna and Outagamie County police said the car went out of control on a curve at the Peters Road, sheared off a mailbox, hit a power pole knocking out a 12-foot section of the pole, hit a tree . . .

    Youth Admists He Bought Beer for Four in Crash Car
    Rodney K. Tepolt, 18, 211 ½ W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna, shortly before noon today pleaded guilty of contributing to the delinquency of minors when arraigned in Outagamie County Court Branch 2.
    Tepolt was arrested by Sheriff Calvin Spice this morning after it was learned through an investigation that Tepolt bought a case of beer for the four Kaukauna youths involved in the double fatal accident. Tepolt said the beer was purchased about 8:50 p.m. with money given to him by the youths.
    The case of beer was thrown from the car seconds after Patrolman Robert Keating began chasing the vehicle on Hass Road near Kaukauna.
    County Judge Gustave Keller continued the matter until Monday and Tepolt is being held in the county jail without bond.

Robert P Bodmer

M, b. March 26, 1921, d. May 3, 1989

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Family: Florence Milheiser (b. August 21, 1927, d. November 20, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert P Bodmer was born on March 26, 1921 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Florence Milheiser were married on July 3, 1948 in St John the Baptist Church, Menasha, Winnebego Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Robert P Bodmer died on May 3, 1989, at age 68, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Florence Milheiser

F, b. August 21, 1927, d. November 20, 2004

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Family: Robert P Bodmer (b. March 26, 1921, d. May 3, 1989)

Biography

  • Birth: Florence Milheiser was born on August 21, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert P Bodmer were married on July 3, 1948 in St John the Baptist Church, Menasha, Winnebego Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Florence Milheiser died on November 20, 2004, at age 77, in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Florence Bodmer, 77, Menasha, died on Saturday, November 20, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

    She was born August 21, 1927, in Appleton, the daughter of the late James and Anne (Smolinski) Milheiser.

    She married Robert Bodmer on July 3, 1948, at St John Catholic Church in Menasha. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1989.

    Florence enjoyed her family, vacations with Gord and Carol, weekly luncheons with her dear friend, Mary Jane Wisnefski, crossword puzzles, animals, she loved watching sports and was a big time Packer Fan.

    Her survivors include Robert Jr. (Mary) Bodmer, Green Bay, and Ronald (Diane) Bodmer, Menasha; a grandson, John VandenBoom, Menasha; brothers, James (Dorothy) Milheiser, Seymour, and Gordon (Carol) Milheiser, Menasha; brother-in-law, Joseph (Dorothy) Bodmer, Appleton. Florence is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean; a brother, Orville "Bud" Milheiser; and a sister, Ann (Roy) Worden.

    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2004, 11 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Paul Radetski officiating. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 am until the hour of Mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Menasha.

Robert P Bodmer

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Family: Mary Brown

Ronald Bodmer

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Diane Skirpan

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Charles Ralph Bodmer

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Joseph Jerome Bodmer

M, b. December 2, 1913, d. February 23, 2006

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Family: Dorothy Marie Nieuwenhuis (b. June 16, 1922, d. June 4, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Jerome Bodmer was born on December 2, 1913 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy Marie Nieuwenhuis were married on February 6, 1940 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Jerome Bodmer died on February 23, 2006, at age 92, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Violet Bodmer

F, b. January 29, 1909, d. May 19, 1996

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Family: Frederick Gast (b. August 24, 1909, d. June 23, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Violet Bodmer was born on January 29, 1909 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 19, 1996, at age 87.
  • Burial: She was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Jean Ann Bodmer

F, b. 1949, d. September 8, 1949

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  • Birth: Jean Ann Bodmer was born in 1949.
  • Death: She died on September 8, 1949, at age ~0.

John William Lindstrom

M, b. May 15, 1921, d. April 19, 2003

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Family: Dorothy Mary Tebo (b. September 11, 1922, d. March 10, 2005)

Biography

  • Birth: John William Lindstrom was born on May 15, 1921.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy Mary Tebo were married on August 16, 1944 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John William Lindstrom died on April 19, 2003, at age 81, in Merrill, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 29, 1944
    Kaukauna P-38 Pilot is Reported Missing
    Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lindstrom, 820 Grignon street, Kaukauna, have received word that their son, Second Lieutenant John W. Lindstrom, 22, has been missing in action over Yugoslavia since April 5. He was a member of P-38 Lightning group that was the first to see action after the invasion of North Africa. His missions have taken him over Italy, Austria, Germany and southern France. He has been awarded the air medal with an oak leaf cluster. Promoted recently from flight officer to second lieutenant, he celebrated by flying on his fourteenth mission, according to a Fifteenth Army Air Force release.

Dorothy Mary Tebo

F, b. September 11, 1922, d. March 10, 2005

Family: John William Lindstrom (b. May 15, 1921, d. April 19, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Mary Tebo was born on September 11, 1922 in Stephenson, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: She and John William Lindstrom were married on August 16, 1944 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dorothy Mary Tebo died on March 10, 2005, at age 82, in Merrill, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Wausau Daily Herald March 13, 2005 Dorothy M. Lindstrom Dorothy M.
    Lindstrom, 82, of 2100 E. Sixth St., Merrill, died Thursday, March 10,
    2005, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Dorothy was born
    Sept. 11, 1922, in Stephenson, Mich., daughter of the late Blanche
    Tebo. She lived in Stephenson until orphaned at age seven, when she
    moved to Butte de Morts, to live with her maternal aunt and uncle,
    Maude and Vernon Bullis. At age 14, she moved to Neenah to live with
    her Grandma Bullis, and graduated from Neenah High School in 1940.
    She worked as a telephone operator in Neenah until joining the Women's
    Army Air Corps (WAACs) in 1942. She worked in top-level security as a
    cryptographer in Washington, D.C., until leaving the service in 1944.
    Dorothy married Second Lieutenant John W. "Jack" Lindstrom, an Air
    Force P-38 pilot and her high school beau, in Kaukauna on Aug. 16,
    1944. The whole town turned out to see the two married in full-dress
    uniform. Dorothy was a homemaker who raised three sons and four
    daughters and made the best homemade bread in the world. She was a
    loving, gentle soul, and an avid reader and letter writer. Her family
    was the most precious gift to her. Survivors include sons, Steven
    (Mary) Lindstrom, Green Bay, Mark (Vicki) Lindstrom, Merrill, and Dan
    (Tammy) Lindstrom, Frankfort, Ind.; daughters, Gale (Al) Janquart,
    Merrill, Wendy Lindstrom and Jane (Greg) Stevenson, all of Irma, and
    Amy (Conrad) Sternot, Wausau. She is further survived by seven
    grandsons, seven granddaughters, four great-grandsons and two
    great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack,
    on April 19, 2003. Dorothy took on the challenge of Alzheimer's
    Disease with dignity, courage and faith. She participated in several
    drug studies through Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield early in
    her illness and was instrumental in getting the first Alzheimer
    treatment drug, Cognex, approved for widespread use. A memorial
    visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17,
    2005, at the Taylor & Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Military rites will
    be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.
    1638, Merrill, at the funeral home. "We would like to thank the staff
    of Pine Crest Nursing Home for treating our mother with kindness and
    respect." In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to T.B. Scott
    Library, Merrill, or the Alzheimer's Association.

Roy Roland Lindstrom

M, b. January 9, 1923, d. April 8, 1996

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Family: Marion Elizabeth Unknown (b. September 17, 1918)

Biography

  • Birth: Roy Roland Lindstrom was born on January 9, 1923.
  • Death: He died on April 8, 1996, at age 73, in Coquille, Coos Co, Oregon.

Marion Elizabeth Unknown

F, b. September 17, 1918

Family: Roy Roland Lindstrom (b. January 9, 1923, d. April 8, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Marion Elizabeth Unknown was born on September 17, 1918.

Lee D Lindstrom

M, b. March 27, 1929, d. May 1, 1997

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  • Birth: Lee D Lindstrom was born on March 27, 1929.
  • Death: He died on May 1, 1997, at age 68, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

William Graef

M, b. 1887, d. 1980

Family: Annabel Childs (b. May 28, 1890, d. November 8, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: William Graef was born in 1887.
  • Death: He died in 1980, at age ~93.

JoAnn Mae Giesen

F, b. February 14, 1931, d. May 10, 2010

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  • Birth: JoAnn Mae Giesen was born on February 14, 1931 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on June 4, 1955 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 10, 2010, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: JoAnn Mae Schultz, Appleton, age 79, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Monday evening, May 10th, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 14, 1931, in rural New London, the sixth child of William and Mabel (Morack) Giesen. JoAnn graduated from Hortonville High School with the class of 1948. On June 4, 1955, she married Daniel J. Schultz at St. Therese Catholic Church. During 55 years of marriage, they were blessed with 3 children: Kurt (Special friend Nancy Freude), Oshkosh, Toni (Mark) Shepherd, Winneconne, and Teri (Mark) Woessner, Estero, FL.

    She was employed at Zwickers and Pranges. JoAnn especially enjoyed their family cottage on Legend Lake where she loved the boat rides and fishing on the beach. She enjoyed her annual trip to Teri's in Florida and was a talented crafter and gardener. JoAnn also golfed in the flower golf league and had a wonderful bridge club group. In addition, JoAnn was a Past President of Unit 38 of the American Legion Auxiliary.

    She is survived by her husband; three children; brother Lester (Shirley) Giesen; sister, Dorothy (Don) Wilkinson; three brothers in law: Vernon (Elaine) Garvey, John (Joan) Schultz, and Tom "Red" Schultz (fiance Judy); two sisters in law: Bernice and Jane Giesen; and her special friends Gloria Krull and Cathy Brown.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Ruth (Sylvester) Hanson and Emily Garvey; three brothers: John, Lawrence and William Jr., and sister in law Joanne Schultz.

    A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 S. State St., Appleton, with Father Bob Lexa officiating. Friends may visit directly at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. A memorial fund has been established.

    The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Baum, the caring and compassionate staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Rennes Rehab Center, and to family and friends for their prayers, support, and thoughtful acts of kindness throughout this difficult time.

    Brettschneider

    Trettin-Lederer

    606 N. Oneida St.

    Appleton 920-733-7383

    www.btlfuneral.com.

Daniel Schultz

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Family: JoAnn Mae Giesen (b. February 14, 1931, d. May 10, 2010)