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Harvey W Springstroh

M, b. July 3, 1910, d. November 14, 1979

Parents

Family: Lorraine Anna Abel (b. April 20, 1920, d. September 8, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Harvey W Springstroh was born on July 3, 1910.
  • Marriage: He and Lorraine Anna Abel were married on May 15, 1937 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Harvey W Springstroh died on November 14, 1979, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Lorraine Anna Abel

F, b. April 20, 1920, d. September 8, 2007

Parents

  • Father: Herman Abel (b. January 6, 1885, d. September 2, 1931)
  • Mother: Anna M Tagge (b. December 18, 1891, d. June 17, 1977)

Family 1: Harvey W Springstroh (b. July 3, 1910, d. November 14, 1979)

Family 2: Otto W Schmidt (b. December 14, 1925, d. May 6, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Lorraine Anna Abel was born on April 20, 1920 in Navarino, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Harvey W Springstroh were married on May 15, 1937 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Lorraine Anna Abel and Otto W Schmidt were married on October 1, 1981.
  • Death: Lorraine Anna Abel died on September 8, 2007, at age 87, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: September 10, 2007

    Schmidt, Lorraine (Abel) Lorraine Anna Louise (Abel) Springstroh Schmidt passed away peacefully Saturday, evening, Sept. 8, 2007, at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute, at the age of 87. Lorraine was born April 20, 1920, in Navarino, Shawano County, Wis., the daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Tagge) Abel. As a child Lorraine had special memories of family times at Christmas, making maple syrup, sledding down barn hills, and walking three miles to a one-roomed school. As a young woman she loved to dance and attended dances in Mackville, Wis., where she met Harvey W. Springstroh, whom she married on May 15, 1937, in the parsonage of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freedom. Lorraine worked various jobs, and for many years at the Zwicker Knitting Mills in Appleton. After 42 years of marriage, Harvey preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1979. She later married Otto W. Schmidt on Oct. 1, 1981, and enjoyed almost 25 years of marriage and retirement together, growing pumpkins and a large garden on their farmette in Freedom. Lorraine enjoyed traveling, playing cards, crafts, sewing, and made many beautiful needlepoint pictures for her children. Otto preceded her in death on May 6, 2006.

    Lorraine is survived by four children, Harvey, Jr. (Donna) Springstroh, Marvin (Patricia) Springstroh, Gerald (Donna) Springstroh, and Shirl (Don) Fischer. Her grandchildren are Cindy (Vern) Van Schyndel, Mike (Mary) Springstroh, Don (Pam) Springstroh, Steve (Melissa) Springstroh, Tom (Traci) Springstroh; Glen (Lori) Springstroh, Greg (Sue) Springstroh, Gene Springstroh, Jim Springstroh; Perry (Audrey) Springstroh, Penny (Brian) Knaack; Lindsey (Jim) Biese, and Kristen Fischer and fiance David Prahl. Lorraine has 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

    She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Carine (Gerald) Springstroh and a step-son-in-law, Fred (Kathy) Keuschel. Her stepchildren include Randy (Linda) Schmidt, Greg (Diane) Schmidt, Jeff (Sue) Schmidt, Kathy Keuschel and Carol Schmidt.

    She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Sally (Ernie) Ossmann, Joyce (Everett) Abel, and Ann (Virgil) Abel, and many nieces and nephews.

    She is preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, and their spouses, Carlton (Marcella; Mary) Abel, Alvin (Vernice) Abel, Eleanor (Ervin) Mueller, Arlene (John) Pionek, Arvin Abel, Everett Abel; Virgil Abel, Gerald (Mary) Abel.

    Services for Lorraine will be held at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Freedom, Wis., on Sept. 11, 2007, at 1 p.m. Friends and family are welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

    The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff at Parkside Care Center for the care they have given to Lorraine during her time there. Also, thank you to Heartland Hospice for all of their care given to Lorraine.

    "Afterglow"

    "I'd like the memory of me

    to be a happy one.

    I'd like to leave

    an afterglow of smiles

    when day is done.

    I'd like to leave

    an echo whispering softly

    down the ways,

    Of happy times,

    and laughing times,

    and bright and sunny days.

    I'd like the tears

    of those who grieve

    to dry before the sun,

    Of happy memories I leave

    behind when day is done."

    -author unknown

    Valley Funeral Home

    2211 N. Richmond Street

    Appleton, WI 54911

    920-733-5435

    www.valleyfh.com

    "Serving as would be Served."

Otto W Schmidt

M, b. December 14, 1925, d. May 6, 2006

Family: Lorraine Anna Abel (b. April 20, 1920, d. September 8, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Otto W Schmidt was born on December 14, 1925.
  • Marriage: He and Lorraine Anna Abel were married on October 1, 1981.
  • Death: Otto W Schmidt died on May 6, 2006, at age 80.

Harvey Raymond Springstroh

M, b. October 1, 1937, d. April 27, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Harvey Raymond Springstroh was born on October 1, 1937.
  • Marriage: He was married on February 8, 1958 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 27, 2016, at age 78.
  • Burial: He was buried in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Springstroh, Jr., Harvey Raymond

    Harvey R. Springstroh Jr., 78, of Freedom, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was born on October 1, 1937, son of the late Harvey Sr. and Lorraine (Abel) Springstroh. He graduated from Freedom High School, Class of 1955

    On February 8, 1958, Harvey married Donna Peters at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton. He served his country in the National Guard for 6 years, and has been a long time member of the Krause-Kraft American Legion Post #106, Seymour. Harvey worked at Dombrowski Home Moving, Ed Schroeder Construction, Kimberly Clark, 23 years at Fox Tractor and 22 years at Freedom Lumber.

    Harvey enjoyed spending time outdoors. He also liked to play cards, go for car rides and polka music. His main love however was his family. He cherished time spend with his many grandchildren. Harvey was very honored to have a great grandson to carry on his name to the next generation, Harvey Grant Springstroh.

    Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Donna; his children: Cindy (Vern) Van Schyndel, Mike (Mary) Springstroh, Donny (Pam) Springstroh, Steve (Missy) Springstroh, Tom (Traci) Springstroh; his grandchildren: Craig (Helen) Van Schyndel, Michelle (Jimmy) Lynch, Scott (Lisa) Van Schyndel, Trevor (Angela) Hopfensperger, Shayna (Nate) Geurts, Sean Springstroh, Kevin (Bailey) Springstroh, Samantha (Brandon) Dobberstein, Megan (William) Wagner, Nic Springstroh, Trisha (Troy) Buelow, Tyler (Brittney) Springstroh, Travis Springstroh, Timmy Springstroh and Tarra Springstroh; 14 great grandchildren with 2 on the way; siblings: Marvin (Pat) Springstroh, Jerry (Donna) Springstroh, Shirl (Don) Fischer; brothers-in-law: Denny Peters and David (Lori) Peters; his little boy, Tyce; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Lorraine Springstroh; step-father, Otto Schmidt; mother and father-in-law, Violet and Clarence Peters; step mother-in-law, Erdine Peters; sisters-in-law: Carine Springstroh and Nancy Peters.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home FREEDOM Location, N3972 Columbia Ave., Freedom, with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwarra officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will immediately follow at Community Lutheran Cemetery. Full military honors will be performed at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    The Springstroh family would like to extend a special thank you to all who have helped during this difficult time. Also to Dr. Michael Werner and staff at the Kaukauna Clinic, the staff at Appleton Cardiology/Heart Institute, and staff of Theda Care at Home Hospice, especially Kelly, Mary and Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara. All of your kindness, compassion and wonderful care will never be forgotten.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2016.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Freedom High School in 1955.

Donna Peters

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Gerald Ervin Springstroh

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Donna Mae Krueger

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Shirley Springstroh

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Kristen Fischer

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Herman Abel

M, b. January 6, 1885, d. September 2, 1931

Parents

  • Father: William Abel (b. October 16, 1849, d. June 1, 1925)
  • Mother: Anna Krueger (b. August 22, 1859, d. November 26, 1923)

Family: Anna M Tagge (b. December 18, 1891, d. June 17, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Herman Abel was born on January 6, 1885 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 2, 1931, at age 46, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Anna M Tagge

F, b. December 18, 1891, d. June 17, 1977

Parents

Family: Herman Abel (b. January 6, 1885, d. September 2, 1931)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna M Tagge was born on December 18, 1891 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 17, 1977, at age 85.

Dianne Mary Diderich

F, b. July 29, 1941, d. September 5, 2007

Biography

  • Birth: Dianne Mary Diderich was born on July 29, 1941 in Hibbing, St Louis Co, Minnesota.
  • Death: She died on September 5, 2007, at age 66, in Eagle River, Vilas Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: September 10, 2007

    Vander Velden, Dianne Mary
    Dianne Mary Vander Velden, age 66, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Inncare The Country House, Eagle River, WI. She was born July 29, 1941, in Hibbing, MN, the daughter of Edwin and Marianne (Clark) Diderich. She was raised and attended schools in Hibbing. Diane attended college in NY. In 1988, she married Jerome Vander Velden in Merriville, IN. They lived in Madison, WI for many years, where Dianne worked as a flower designer. She and Jerry moved to Eagle River in 1998. Dianne was a volunteer with the Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed playing bridge.

    She is survived by her husband, Jerry Vander Velden, Eagle River, WI; four sons: Ed (Tammy) Singler, Shiocton; Bob (Stacy Lepla) Singler, Shiocton; Tony (Lori) Vander Velden, Cedar Rapids, IA: Tom (Kelly) Vander Velden, Appleton; half sister, Joanne (Dan) Lastovich, Plymouth, MN; and ten grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home. Visitation September 13, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, WI is assisting the family.

Irene Kerkhoff

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Harold Ebben

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Leo J Kerkhoff

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Family: Anita Cavil

Anita Cavil

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Ervin Kerkhoff

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Mary Jo Cappelle

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JoAnn Kerkhoff

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Family: Roger Leick

Roger Leick

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Louis J Kerkhoff

M, b. January 21, 1934, d. December 29, 1980

Parents

Family: Darlene Unknown (b. September 23, 1938, d. April 17, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis J Kerkhoff was born on January 21, 1934.
  • Death: He died on December 29, 1980, at age 46.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Darlene Unknown

F, b. September 23, 1938, d. April 17, 1990

Family: Louis J Kerkhoff (b. January 21, 1934, d. December 29, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: Darlene Unknown was born on September 23, 1938.
  • Death: She died on April 17, 1990, at age 51.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Merlin Andrew Kerkhoff

M, b. August 2, 1935, d. September 28, 2001

Parents

Family 1: Ruth Mary Smet (b. June 5, 1938, d. March 29, 1986)

Family 2: Babara Knaus

Biography

  • Birth: Merlin Andrew Kerkhoff was born on August 2, 1935 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ruth Mary Smet were married on July 5, 1958.
  • Marriage: Merlin Andrew Kerkhoff was married on May 20, 1988 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 28, 2001, at age 66, in Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa Co, Michigan.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obit. De Pere Journal Democrat 10-4-2001 Merlin A. Kerkhoff, 66, Sault St. Marie, formerly of De Pere, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001. H e was born Aug. 2, 1935 in Wrightstown, son of Adrian and Margaret (Moran) Kerkhoff. On July 5, 1958 he married Ruth Smet in De Pere and she preceded him in death on Mr. 29, 1986 . He married Babara Knaus on May 20, 1988 in De Pere. Merlin worked for Kendall-Diana Manufa cturing where he retired from after 39 years. he was a 25 year member of the Catholic Knights , Survivors include his wife; mother, Margaret, De Pere; three children; Dan Kerkhoff, De Pere ; Pam (Bill) Guns, Denmark; and Paul (Kristin) Kerkhoff. Green Bay, four grandchildren; fou r step grandchildren. Jim Knaus, Beecher. Joe Knaus, Appleton; Theresa (Scott) Stewart, Tw o Rivers; four step grandchildren; two brothers Leo- (Anita) Kerkhoff, and Ervin (Mary Jo) Ke rkhoff, Green Bay; both of De Pere; two sisters, Irene (Harold) and Ervin (Joann (Roger) Leic k, De Pere, ; nieces and nephews. Merlin was preceded in death by his father Adrian, a brother Louis and a sister-in-law, Darlene. Visitation will be Thursday morning at St. Mary Catholic Community from 9 a.m. until the tim e of service, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the church with Rev . John H. Harper officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum. with Cotter Funeral Ho me assisting the family.

Ruth Mary Smet

F, b. June 5, 1938, d. March 29, 1986

Parents

Family: Merlin Andrew Kerkhoff (b. August 2, 1935, d. September 28, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Ruth Mary Smet was born on June 5, 1938.
  • Marriage: She and Merlin Andrew Kerkhoff were married on July 5, 1958.
  • Death: Ruth Mary Smet died on March 29, 1986, at age 47.