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John Zimmer

M, b. August 6, 1898, d. September 8, 1978

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Family: Lillian Margaret Schwalen (b. July 7, 1897, d. November 6, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: John Zimmer was born on August 6, 1898 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lillian Margaret Schwalen were married on September 4, 1923 in Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Zimmer died on September 8, 1978, at age 80, in Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.

Lillian Margaret Schwalen

F, b. July 7, 1897, d. November 6, 1977

Family: John Zimmer (b. August 6, 1898, d. September 8, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Lillian Margaret Schwalen was born on July 7, 1897 in Hudson, St Croix Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Zimmer were married on September 4, 1923 in Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lillian Margaret Schwalen died on November 6, 1977, at age 80, in Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.

Jacob Zimmer

M, b. February 28, 1900, d. October 30, 1985

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Family: Edith Mary Sibylla Schwalen (b. May 24, 1904, d. August 21, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob Zimmer was born on February 28, 1900 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Edith Mary Sibylla Schwalen were married on June 24, 1924 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Jacob Zimmer died on October 30, 1985, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Edith Mary Sibylla Schwalen

F, b. May 24, 1904, d. August 21, 1987

Family: Jacob Zimmer (b. February 28, 1900, d. October 30, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Edith Mary Sibylla Schwalen was born on May 24, 1904 in Montana.
  • Marriage: She and Jacob Zimmer were married on June 24, 1924 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edith Mary Sibylla Schwalen died on August 21, 1987, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Rita Zimmer

F, b. September 4, 1925, d. June 22, 2013

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Rita Zimmer was born on September 4, 1925 in Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Richard A Gruentzel were married on July 19, 1947 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rita Zimmer died on June 22, 2013, at age 87.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: On June 22, 2013, Rita ended her earthly journey and went to her heavenly home. Rita was the first child of the late Jacob and Edith (Schwalen) Zimmer, born on September 4, 1925 in Ladysmith, WI. When she was four years of age, her family moved to Appleton, which has been her home ever since. On July 19, 1947 Rita married Richard Dick Gruentzel at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. After 56 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on September 21, 2003.
    Rita is a charter member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. In earlier years she spent many happy hours volunteering in various capacities at her church and school. She was also a lay minister, taking Holy Communion to shut-ins and patients at AMC. Her special love was reading Gods word as lector at daily Mass. For many years she and Dick were faithful volunteers at St. Joes food Pantry and the St. Vincent DePaul Store, which gave them great joy and many new friends.

    She is survived by five very much loved children: a son, James (Jann) Gruentzel, Middleburg FL, and her daughters, Kathleen (Thomas) Bloy, Sarah (Larry) Long-Radloff, both Appleton, Lynn Gerlach, Seattle, WA, and Paula (Lori) Gruentzel, Firestone, CO. Very special grandchildren, Gina Phillips, Jesse (Chris) Bloy, Alyssa (Jeremy) Harris, Molly (Charlie) Hydes, Scott (Pamela) Gerlach, Summer (Chris) Foote, Jason (Kristen) Gruentzel, Jeffrey (LeAnn) Gruentzel, Carl (Bridget) Long, Neva (Paul) Moga. Also surviving are 22 precious great grandchildren: Christian, Holly, Hannah, Sam, Eli, Dylan, Finnian, Emma, Lindsey, Madeline, Kayra, Javon, Kendall, Korynne, Finley, Calvin, Lisa, Zach, Kyrian, Ridge, Olivia and Lyla and sweet great great granddaughter, Madison, as well as a sister, Carol (Steve) Zimmer, and brothers Paul (Pat) Zimmer, Fred (Pat) Zimmer, and Daniel (Teresa) Zimmer, sisters in law, Beverly Zimmer, Dolores Zimmer and Marilyn Anderson. She is also survived by specially loved son in law, Tom Gerlach.

    Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, and brothers Edward Zimmer, Fr. Ellis Zimmer, OFM Cap. and Francis Zimmer; her father in law and mother in law Arthur and Odelia Gruentzel; sisters in law Beatrice Tallier and Adele Robinson, and brothers in law Paul Gruentzel, Charles Gruentzel, Eugene Gruentzel and John Gruentzel.

    Rita is very grateful to her pastors, Fr. Jim Lucas and Fr. Gerald Falk for their visits, prayers and encouragement. Also to her doctors, Sonya Eiben, Robert Ballard, Norma Turk and James Mariano.

    A celebration of her life will be held with a memorial Mass at St. Thomas More Church, 1810 E. Glendale Ave, Appleton at 11:00AM, on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00AM, until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established to benefit The St. Vincent DePaul Store of Appleton and St. Joseph Food Pantry.



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Richard A Gruentzel

M, b. September 22, 1926, d. September 21, 2003

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Richard A Gruentzel was born on September 22, 1926 in Crandon, Forest Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rita Zimmer were married on July 19, 1947 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Richard A Gruentzel died on September 21, 2003, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gruentzel, Richard A

    "Dick"

    Appleton

    Age 76, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2003 at home, surrounded by family. He was born September 22, 1926 in Crandon, WI to the late Eugene Arthur and Odelia (Krohn) Gruentzel. On July 19, 1947 he married Rita Zimmer in Appleton, where he resided for most of his life.

    Dick was a charter member of St. Thomas More Parish. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed by American Can Company and then by Giddings and Lewis Machine Tool Company, from which he retired in 1989. He was a devoted volunteer at St. Joseph Food Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul Store.

    Dick is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rita; a son, Jim (Jann), Middleburg, FL; daughters: Kathi (Tom) Bloy, Appleton; Lynn (Tom) Middleburg, FL; Sarah (Larry) Radloff, Appleton; Paula, Brighton, CO. He is further survived by ten grandchildren: Jason Gruentzel, Jeff (LeAnn) Gruentzel, Gina (Greg Schoblocher) Phillips, Jesse Bloy, Alyssa (Jeremy) Harris, Molly (Charlie) Hydes, Scott (Pamela) Gerlach, Summer (Chris) Fotte, Carl (Bridget) Long and Neva (Paul) Moga; nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Charles (Mary), Gillett, WI; sisters: Marilyn Anderson, Appleton; Fritzi (Dan) Robinson, Atlanta, GA; sisters-in-law: Joan Gruentzel, Carol (Steve) Reed; brothers-in-law: Ed (Dottie) Zimmer, Fr. Ellis Zimmer, OFM, Cap., Paul (Pat) Zimmer, Fran (Bev) Zimmer, Fred (Pat) Zimmer and Dan (Teresa) Zimmer.

    Dick was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Paul, John and Eugene and a sister, Beatrice.

    A celebration of Dick's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 24 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton with Fr. Gerald Falk and Fr. Ellis Zimmer concelebrating. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial is being established.

    The family wishes to thank Dr. Bar-Lev, Dr. Brooks, and the nurses on 3rd Floor Oncology at Appleton Medical Center, for their compassionate care and Fr. Gerald Falk for his faithful ministry. Special thanks to Kelly V., Dicks ThedaCare at Home nurse who provided much support to the family.

    Cancer is so limited...It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot eat away peace, It cannot destroy confidence, It cannot kill friendship, It cannot shut out memories, It cannot silence courage, It cannot invade the soul. It cannot reduce eternal life, It cannot quench the Spirit, It cannot lessen the power of the resurrection.

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    2211 N. Richmond St.

    733-5435

    *Serving as would be Served*.

Elizabeth Zimmer

F, b. September 14, 1901, d. June 8, 1991

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Family: John H Wallschlaeger (b. July 17, 1886, d. January 14, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Zimmer was born on September 14, 1901.
  • Marriage: She and John H Wallschlaeger were married on June 5, 1923.
  • Death: Elizabeth Zimmer died on June 8, 1991, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

John H Wallschlaeger

M, b. July 17, 1886, d. January 14, 1967

Family: Elizabeth Zimmer (b. September 14, 1901, d. June 8, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: John H Wallschlaeger was born on July 17, 1886.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Zimmer were married on June 5, 1923.
  • Death: John H Wallschlaeger died on January 14, 1967, at age 80.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Anne Elizabeth Zimmer

F, b. February 28, 1904, d. October 1, 1992

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Family: Matthew Jacob Backes (b. May 16, 1899, d. May 16, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Anne Elizabeth Zimmer was born on February 28, 1904 in Tony, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Matthew Jacob Backes were married on May 17, 1927.
  • Death: Anne Elizabeth Zimmer died on October 1, 1992, at age 88.

Matthew Jacob Backes

M, b. May 16, 1899, d. May 16, 1981

Family: Anne Elizabeth Zimmer (b. February 28, 1904, d. October 1, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Matthew Jacob Backes was born on May 16, 1899 in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anne Elizabeth Zimmer were married on May 17, 1927.
  • Death: Matthew Jacob Backes died on May 16, 1981, at age 82.

Louise Zimmer

F, b. January 11, 1908, d. May 5, 1962

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Family 1: Everett Backes (b. January 31, 1904, d. January 9, 1955)

Family 2: Steve Hurin (b. December 15, 1890, d. May 16, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Zimmer was born on January 11, 1908.
  • Marriage: She and Steve Hurin were married on July 13, 1957.
  • Death: Louise Zimmer died on May 5, 1962, at age 54.

Everett Backes

M, b. January 31, 1904, d. January 9, 1955

Family: Louise Zimmer (b. January 11, 1908, d. May 5, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Everett Backes was born on January 31, 1904.
  • Death: He died on January 9, 1955, at age 50.

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Steve Hurin

M, b. December 15, 1890, d. May 16, 1973

Family: Louise Zimmer (b. January 11, 1908, d. May 5, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Steve Hurin was born on December 15, 1890.
  • Marriage: He and Louise Zimmer were married on July 13, 1957.
  • Death: Steve Hurin died on May 16, 1973, at age 82.

Sylvester Zimmer

M, b. July 5, 1909, d. October 22, 1988

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester Zimmer was born on July 5, 1909.
  • Death: He died on October 22, 1988, at age 79.

Eugene Louis Zimmer

M, b. August 6, 1910, d. February 7, 1990

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Eugene Louis Zimmer was born on August 6, 1910.
  • Death: He died on February 7, 1990, at age 79.

Lawrence Zimmer

M, b. June 3, 1912, d. April 19, 1990

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Lawrence Zimmer was born on June 3, 1912.
  • Death: He died on April 19, 1990, at age 77.

Robert Zimmer

M, b. March 20, 1919, d. September 1981

Parents

  • Father: John Zimmer (b. September 24, 1858, d. January 10, 1927)
  • Mother: Mary Felten (b. February 15, 1877, d. September 2, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Zimmer was born on March 20, 1919.
  • Death: He died in September 1981, at age 62.

Gina Bloy

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Jessie Bloy

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Lynn Gruenzel

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Scott Gerlash

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James Gruentzel

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