Marjorie Kathleen Meulemans
F, b. March 15, 1924, d. August 19, 1982
- Birth: Marjorie Kathleen Meulemans was born on March 15, 1924 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and John H Zadrazil were married on May 20, 1950.
- Death: Marjorie Kathleen Meulemans died on August 19, 1982, at age 58, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
John H Zadrazil
M, b. September 6, 1920, d. February 19, 2008
- Birth: John H Zadrazil was born on September 6, 1920 in Muscoda, Grant Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Marjorie Kathleen Meulemans were married on May 20, 1950.
- Death: John H Zadrazil died on February 19, 2008, at age 87.
- Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: February 21, 2008
Zadrazil, H. John "Jack"
H. John "Jack" Zadrazil, 87, Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2008. He was born in Muscoda, WI, to the late John and Kathryn (Sikhart) Zadrazil on September 6, 1920. Jack attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to his military service. Jack married Marjorie K. Meulemans on May 20, 1950. She preceded him in death on August 19, 1982.
He served his country in World War II with the 13th Armored Division and was stationed throughout Europe. He was an active member of Annunciation Parish and the Rural Letter Carriers Association. Jack was very involved with the Boy Scouts and enjoyed helping his three sons and a grandson achieve the level of Eagle Scout. In later life, he became a very active member of the Elks Lodge 259, serving as Exalted Ruler as well as other positions. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 11.
Jack is survived by his five children: John (Cheryl) Zadrazil, Appleton; James (Nancy) Zadrazil, Ashwaubenon; Barbara (Scott) Fossum, West Bend; Judy (David) Sutton, Menomonee Falls; David (Lori) Zadrazil, West Bend; 11 grandchildren: Ryan and Alex Zadrazil; Amber and Chad (fiancee Kristy King) Zadrazil; Andrea (Shawn) Parks, Erik (fiancee Jennifer Beverung), Paul and Brian Fossum; Jade (special friend Nate Kenworthy) Teal and Kaleigh Zadrazil; and one great-grandchild, Victoria Kenworthy.
Jack is further survived by his sister-in-law, Helen (Mel) Evrard; special friend, Marian Georgia; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph; his sisters: Cecelia (John) Lloyd, Leona (Sumner) Sleeper, Bessy Zadrazil; and a brother, Bernard (Leila) Zadrazil.
Gathering time with family and friends will be held at Resurrection Parish, 333 Hilltop Drive, on Friday, February 22, from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Robert F. Morneau officiating. Military Honors to follow. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.
A special thank you to St. Vincent Hospital 9th floor staff for their loving care of our family.
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Helen Elaine Meulemans
F, b. February 13, 1930, d. December 1, 2017
- Birth: Helen Elaine Meulemans was born on February 13, 1930 in Greenleaf, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Melvin R Evrard were married on August 11, 1951 in Greenleaf, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Helen Elaine Meulemans died on December 1, 2017, at age 87.
- Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Mrs. Melvin (Helen Meulemans) Evrard of Green Bay, WI, went to be with her Lord on December 1, 2017. Helen was born on February 13, 1930, in Greenleaf, WI, the daughter of the late George and Barbara (Beining) Meulemans. She graduated from East De Pere High School in the class of 1947. On August 11, 1951, she married Melvin Evrard (the love of her life) at St. Mary's Church in Greenleaf. They proudly celebrated 63 years of marriage prior to Melvin's death in 2015.
Helen enjoyed gardening outdoors in her flowers, playing cards, playing bingo, and fishing at her cottage in Door County, where she loved to swing and watch the beautiful sunsets on the bay. She was a kind and generous woman with a big heart and smile, who lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, as well as a lifetime member of Catholic Knights (Catholic Financial).
Helen is survived by her five daughters: Kathryn Gass, Green Bay, Jeanne Walker, Houston, TX, Diane Killeen, Glendale, AZ, Sue (Kevin) King, Green Bay, and Mary Kay (Larry) Wilke, Green Bay. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Jason (Michelle) Walker, Chris (Lissette) Walker, Justin (Maggie) Gibeault, Megan (Matt Nelson) Gibeault, Rachael (Jeremy) Grantham, Aaron (Kimberly) Destiche, Daniel Destiche, Carlye King, Margo King, and 11 great grandchildren: Sidney Walker, Fabian Renderos, Dylan Walker, Ashley Walker, Skyler Gibeault, Ariana Gibeault, Hayden Gibeault, Alayna Gibeault, Sawyer Grantham, Emma Destiche, and Isaac Destiche.
Helen is further survived by two sisters-in-law, Stella Bouche, and Laverne VanderHeyden of Green Bay and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear lifelong friends, Regina Everard and Toddy Daanen.
She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Evrard, her parents George and Barbara Meulemans, her stepmother Elsie, her mother and father-in-law William and Elvira Evrard, her brother and sister-in-law Jerome and Eleanore Meulemans, her sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Jack Zadrazil, brother-in-laws William Evrard, Jr. and Herman VanderHeyden, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mildred and Richard DeGreef.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, December 7th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., with a Parish Wake Service starting at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, December 8th from Noon until 1 p.m. with the Mass of the Immaculate Conception at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Dr., with Rev. Mark VanderSteeg officiating. Burial will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Prokowall.com.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2017.
Melvin R Evrard
M, b. January 15, 1926, d. February 26, 2015
- Birth: Melvin R Evrard was born on January 15, 1926.
- Marriage: He and Helen Elaine Meulemans were married on August 11, 1951 in Greenleaf, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Melvin R Evrard died on February 26, 2015, at age 89.
- Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Melvin Evrard, 89, Green Bay, died peacefully on February 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Mel was born on January 15, 1926, to William and Elvira (Gerondale) Evrard. He attended St. Peter & Paul Grade School, and graduated from Green Bay East High School, Class of 1944. Upon graduation, Mel enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on an USS LSM-433 from 1944 to 1946 during WWII. In 1950, he was called back for the Korean War, served on an USS LST-1089, and was discharged in December of 1951. After serving his country, he attended St. Norbert College and worked at Morley Murphy. On August 11, 1951, Mel married the former Helen Meulemans at St. Mary's Church in East Wrightstown.
Mel was a member of the VFW, DAV and the Knights of Columbus, and served as a Volunteer Fireman in the Town of Preble. For many years, he had a vending & music business and retired as a real estate broker. Mel also had a popcorn business, and distributed popcorn until the age of 88.
Mel especially enjoyed spending time at his cottage in Door County, where he taught his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to catch and clean fish and then served up his special fish fry. He also enjoyed gardening, playing cards, dancing, and loved to "fix things". Mel was a sports enthusiast and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, going to all of the games since he was a teenager, up until last year.
Mel was honored to participate in an "Old Glory Honor Flight" on July 29, 2010, dedicated to transporting local WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.
Mel is survived by his wife Helen and five daughters: Kathryn Gass, Green Bay, Jeanne Walker, Houston, TX, Diane Killeen, Phoenix, AZ, Sue (Kevin) King, Green Bay, and Mary Kay (Larry) Wilke, Green Bay; He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Justin (Maggie) Gibeault, Megan Gibeault, Jason (Michelle) Walker, Chris (Lissette) Walker, Rachael (Jeremy) Grantham, Carlye King, Margo King, Aaron (Kimberly) Destiche, and Daniel Destiche and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, LaVerne Vander Heyden; a sister-in-law, Stella Bouche; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norman "Speed"; a sister and her husband, Mildred (Dick) DeGreef; brother-in-law, Herman Vander Heyden; and his in-laws, George and Barbara Meulemans, Marjorie and Jack Zadrazil and Jerome and Eleanor Meulemans, as well as a nephew, Jerry Meulemans, Jr.
Friends may call at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, from 4-7 pm, Sunday concluding with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at St. Bernard Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 9:30 am until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass, 11 am at the church with Rev. Mark P. Vander Steeg officiating. Full Military Honors will conclude the services. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to share a condolence with the family.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Unity Hospice and St. Vincent Hospital 9th floor nurses and staff for their compassion and excellent care of Melvin.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.