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Rudolph Joseph Fischer

M, b. September 15, 1910, d. June 3, 1957

Family: Constance E Steiner (b. June 8, 1907, d. September 13, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Rudolph Joseph Fischer was born on September 15, 1910 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 3, 1957, at age 46, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisc.)
    4 June 1957

    Information has been received of the death of a former Oshkosh resident, Rudolph Fischer, 46, Monday morning at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Appleton. He had been ill for the past 13 months. He was born in Oshkosh on Sept. 15, 1910, and attended Sacred Heart School here. On Nov. 8, 1939, he was married to Miss Constance Steinert, and they had since resided in Appleton. Mr. Fischer was employed by the Walters Brewing Company.

    Surviving are his wife, Constance; two sons, John and William Fischer, Appleton; four sisters, Mrs. Jacob Spanbauer, Mrs. William Schneider and Mrs. Alois Stutz, Oshkosh, and Mrs. Henry Eichinger, Appleton; two brothers, Joseph Fischer, Oshkosh, and Frank Fischer, Appleton. One sister, Mrs. John Lang, died last month.

    Services will be held Thursday at 9.30 a.m. at Brettschneider Funeral Home, Appleton, and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church there. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Appleton. The rosary will be recited this evening and Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Constance E Steiner

F, b. June 8, 1907, d. September 13, 1988

Family: Rudolph Joseph Fischer (b. September 15, 1910, d. June 3, 1957)

Biography

  • Birth: Constance E Steiner was born on June 8, 1907 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 13, 1988, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Melvin John Kriplean

M, b. November 20, 1923, d. December 28, 2015

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Family: Rose Ann Kettleson (b. September 22, 1927, d. June 20, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin John Kriplean was born on November 20, 1923.
  • Marriage: He and Rose Ann Kettleson were married on November 9, 1944.
  • Death: Melvin John Kriplean died on December 28, 2015, at age 92.
  • Note: Kriplean, Melvin John

    Melvin J. Kriplean, 92, of Kaukauna, formerly of Little Chute, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015. He was born on November 20, 1923, son of the late John and Suzanna (Mayer) Kriplean.

    Melvin married Rose Ann Kettleson on November 9, 1944. He was the founder of Kriplean Construction and was a contractor for many years. In his free time, Melvin was an avid fisherman, but most importantly, he was a strong family man.

    Melvin is survived by his children: Luann Kriplean, Clint (Susan) Kriplean and Jane (Robert) Fuller; a daughter-in-law, Jane Kriplean; grandchildren: David Lappen, Heather Alix, Renee Kriplean, Sara Wouters, Brett Kriplean, Catherine Kriplean, Spencer Kriplean and Dana Schommer; great grandchildren: Kori, Ella, Rose, Violet and Lily; a great great granddaughter, Lillian; a sister, Estelle (Andy) Borg; a brother, Russell (Corrine) Kriplean; and many nieces, nephews and members of Rose's family.

    Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Rose; his parents; sons: Robert and Raymond; a daughter, Nancy.

    Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    The Kriplean family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Affinity Hospice, especially Cliff, Laurie and Gina, for their compassionate care.

Norman Charles Leitermann

M, b. July 15, 1918, d. July 31, 2010

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Biography

  • Birth: Norman Charles Leitermann was born on July 15, 1918 in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on November 15, 1943.
  • Death: He died on July 31, 2010, at age 92, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: July 20, 2008

    Double the celebration: Fox Valley twins turn 90

    Four generations mark occasion in Little Chute

    By J.E. Espino
    Post-Crescent staff writer
    LITTLE CHUTE — The story goes that upon learning he had twin boys, a farmer walked into a bar in rural Antigo pretty certain he would name them Peter and Paul.
    A man got a few drinks in him on that July day in 1918 and convinced him Norbert and Norman were more trendy and adequate monikers for the pair.
    Over the years, 90-year-old brothers Norbert and Norman Leitermann, born 15 minutes apart on July 15, have shared more than the first few letters of their names.
    There was the period their parents dressed them alike. They attended the same country school classroom, then Catholic school. Such was their physical resemblance to one another that Norman, the younger one of the two, once filled in for Norbert on a date. He also worked an entire week at a sawmill when Norbert fell ill. He went undetected by the foreman until the last day.
    "We each had a playmate," Norman said.
    The days have gotten quieter as they slow down by the frailty of their age. Their birthday celebration Saturday at the Gerard H. Van Hoof Memorial Civic Center was anything but as four generations squeezed inside a reception hall for the momentous occasion.
    It was a scene reminiscent of their 80th birthday bash. Families traveled from Florida, Ohio and Connecticut. All of their 12 children's families were represented. They took pictures and went around the room introducing themselves and saying how they were related to the brothers.
    "When you're younger, you take your parents for granted," said Barbara Carpenter, 54, one of Norman's eight children. "Now you want to enjoy them as much as you can."
    The Leitermann brothers went on to live separate lives in their adulthood.
    Norman enlisted June 1941 in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the European theater. Norbert followed eight months later and served in the South Pacific.
    Their spouses and job opportunities would lead them back together to live in the Fox Cities, however.
    Norman settled with his wife, Mary, in 1954 in Kimberly. Fourteen years later, Norbert and his wife, Jean, would make their home across the bridge in Little Chute.
    Their secret to a long life?
    "Live right," Norbert said.
    "Work hard," added his brother.
  • Note: After a long and full life, Norman C. Leitermann, 92, Kimberly passed away peacefully at home under Hospice care on Saturday, July 31, 2010. He was born one of twins on July 15, 1918, to the late John and Rose (Herrmann) Leitermann of Antigo. Norman was a veteran of World War II, serving as an Army sergeant in Europe in the 7th Armored Division as a tank gunner. He served 4 years, four months, and four days. On Nov. 15, 1943, Norman married Mary J. Holloway. In their early years of marriage, they traveled extensively across the United States and in more recent years they traveled to Europe. Besides his well known love for gardening, Norman enjoyed square dancing, card playing, and stamp collecting. He was also good at building and fixing things. Norman was employed at Miller Electric for 32 years, retiring in 1984. He and Mary were foster parents to 73 children and were "grandma and grandpa" to many area children. Together they delivered Meals on Wheels and worked in food services for the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley. Norman and Mary have been members of Holy Spirit Parish for the past 58 years.

    Norman is survived by his wife, Mary; his eight children, Karen (Tom) Nault, Ohio, N. Patrick (Barbara) Leitermann, Greg (Gail) Leitermann, Paul (Mary) Leitermann, all of Appleton, Barbara (Tom) Carpenter, De Pere, Beth Leitermann, Florida, Gene (Cari) Leitermann, Connecticut, and Steve (Nicole) Leitermann, Kimberly; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita Binversie, Kiel; his twin-brother, Norbert Leitermann, Little Chute. He is further survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Norman was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren: Alex and Toni.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 602 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, with Fr. Dave Beaudry celebrating. Interment with full military rites by the William Verhagen Post #60 will take place in Holy Name Cemetery. Friends may call at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 P.M. and at CHURCH on Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Norman's name for the Holy Spirit School tuition assistance program and to the local VA clinic.

Donald R Haueter

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Family: Jean Marie Fleming (b. February 4, 1943, d. December 24, 2017)

Mary Louise Hopfensperger

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Family: Joseph Laux

LaVerne Tillman

F, b. February 24, 1924, d. November 1, 2009

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Biography

  • Birth: LaVerne Tillman was born on February 24, 1924 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Clayton John (Clyde) Coenen were married on December 27, 1947.
  • Death: LaVerne Tillman died on November 1, 2009, at age 85.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: November 3, 2009


    Coenen, LaVerne A.


    LaVerne A. (nee Tillman) Coenen of Appleton, WI, passed away unexpectedly at her home and found peace with the Lord on Sunday, November 1, 2009. She was born on February 24, 1924, in Appleton, WI, daughter of the late Albert and Mae (Kobussen) Tillman. LaVerne married Clyde Coenen on December 27, 1947. Together they shared a family focused life full of faith and love.

    LaVerne is survived by her children: Dan (Sally) Coenen, Athens, GA; Amy Coenen (Arthur Anderson), Milwaukee, WI,; Doug (Cathy) Coenen, Richboro, PA; Chip (LuAnn) Coenen, Appleton; Paul (Michelle) Coenen, Appleton; and Beth Strohbusch, Milwaukee. "Nana" is also survived by 16 grandchildren: Tim (Ann), Tom, Michael, Amy, Claire, Andy, Sara, Sam, Kristin (Nick Kelly), Ben, Dan, Clay, Laura, Maria, John and Will; and her great-grandson Aaron; by her sister, Delores Ocepek, Milwaukee; and by many family members and friends who admired her steady and nurturing strength.

    LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, who passed away on April 22, 2009; by her son, Greg, who passed away on June 23, 2008; and by Greg's wife, Peg, who passed away on January 12, 2005.

    LaVerne was dedicated to her husband, her children and their families, her siblings and their families, her friends, her community and her Lord. She embraced life in her own way, always opening her mind to new ideas and always putting others before herself. She showed patience, respect and concern, and was readily willing to forgive.

    In many ways, LaVerne was a woman before her time — a renaissance woman, of sorts. While she understood and respected the "rules" of her generation, she didn't hesitate to speak her mind about issues of importance to her. LaVerne loved learning and appreciated opportunities to share her knowledge. She was a great listener and many listened to her, seeking out her perspectives and using her words of wisdom to help guide their lives. LaVerne inspired many with her love.

    Special thanks are extended to staff members at Touchmark, Dr. Lee Vogel, and all family and friends who have prayed for LaVerne and helped her in countless ways.

    The Coenen family respectfully requests memorials be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1800 Appleton Rd, Menasha, WI, Suite 2, 54952.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 S. State St., Appleton, with Father Michael K. O'Rourke officiating. Friends and relatives may visit at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

    Wichmann Funeral Home

    537 N. Superior St.

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    Online condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Gregory J Coenen

M, b. July 21, 1949, d. June 23, 2008

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Family: Margaret Morrison (b. September 7, 1949, d. January 12, 2005)

Biography

  • Birth: Gregory J Coenen was born on July 21, 1949 in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 23, 2008, at age 58, in Glastonbury, Hartford Co, Connecticut.
  • Note: June 25, 2008

    Coenen, Gregory J.
    Gregory J. Coenen, of Glastonbury, CT, age 58, found peace with the Lord on June 23, 2008, after a courageous and spiritual journey with cancer. He was loving father of Tom Coenen and Tim (Ann) Coenen, and proud grandfather to Aaron Gregory Coenen (born May 7, 2008), all of Chicago. Greg was preceded in death by his wife Margaret "Peg" Coenen (nee Morrison) who died January 12, 2005. Greg loved Peg at first sight, and their love was at the center of his life for 33 years.
    Greg is survived by parents: Clayton and LaVerne Coenen, Appleton, WI; brothers: Clifford and Paul Coenen, Appleton, WI; Dan Coenen, Athens, GA; Doug Coenen, Richboro, PA; sisters: Amy Coenen and Beth Strohbusch of Milwaukee, WI; and brother-in-law Michael Morrison, Minerva, OH. Greg is also survived by Marie Hersman, Dover, NH, whose love and wisdom helped make Greg's life complete during recent years.
    Greg was born July 21, 1949, in Madison, WI, and lived in Appleton and Milwaukee, WI, Warwick, RI, and Glastonbury, CT. He was significantly shaped by his experience of and reflection upon all around him, including family and faith life, political and world affairs, business experiences, travel, and day-to-day living.
    Greg was a Marquette University graduate. As editor of "New Day," a Model Cities newspaper, Greg had a knack for identifying and celebrating ordinary Milwaukeeans who made extraordinary contributions to city life. As manager of publications and information for the Milwaukee Department of City Development, he took pride in his roles in developing Summerfest, Grand Avenue and 'The Spirit of Milwaukee' multimedia production. After moving to New England, Greg played a significant part in creating New England USA, a regional tourism bureau, and Heritage Harbor, a planned state history museum for Rhode Island. He directed the New London (CT) Development Corporation, a planning and economic development agency, and also served as a consultant in planning the Milwaukee County Research Park and in developing Wisconsin State Fair Park as a year-round destination.
    Greg recently wrote this: "There are three critical human values that should guide our every move. The first value is love which must guide all. The second value is respect which should be at the root of all we do. The third value is recognition of human dignity. We must always share the dignity that is especially ours. In cherishing and perfecting these values, we will make the world a better place for us all."
    The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the Gregory J. Coenen Family Foundation, a charitable trust founded in honor of Greg and Peg in care of Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home.
    Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 26, from 4 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Schmidt & Bartelt
    Funeral &
    Cremation Services
    10121 W. North Ave.,
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226
    414-774-5010.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Margaret Morrison

F, b. September 7, 1949, d. January 12, 2005

Family: Gregory J Coenen (b. July 21, 1949, d. June 23, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Morrison was born on September 7, 1949.
  • Death: She died on January 12, 2005, at age 55.

Thomas Coenen

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Timothy Coenen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Aaron Gregory Coenen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Clifford Joseph Coenen

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Family: LuAnn Hase

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Elaine Ristow

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Daniel T Coenen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Douglas W Coenen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Amy Coenen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Hannah St Arnold

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Meghan Lamers

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Amber Lamers

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Justin Lamers

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Marie E Cady

F, b. October 24, 1919, d. June 24, 2008

Family: Francis Willard VandenHeuvel (b. April 10, 1918, d. October 13, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie E Cady was born on October 24, 1919 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Willard VandenHeuvel were married on January 16, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie E Cady died on June 24, 2008, at age 88.
  • Burial: She was buried in Lawrence Cemetery, Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: June 25, 2008

    Van Den Heuvel, Marie E.
    Marie E. Van Den Heuvel, 88, De Pere, died early Tuesday morning, June 24, 2008, in a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Harry and Mae (Gerard) Cady was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Kaukauna. On Jan. 16, 1940, she married Francis Van Den Heuvel at St. Joseph Church, De Pere. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1995. Marie farmed most of her life in the Town of Hobart. She was a life-long member of Immaculate Catholic Church and was a member of the Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed playing cards, going to the cottage, and spending time with her grandkids.
    Survivors include her three children, Francis John Van Den Heuvel, Mary Butler, Richard Charles (Janet) Van Den Heuvel, all of De Pere; her grandchildren, John, Tim, Denis, Steve, David, Michelle, Lori, and Scott Van Den Heuvel, Bill, Bernard and Bob Butler, Brenda Van Dreel, Barbara Conard, Jodi Fox, and Chad Van Den Heuvel;18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Millie Roels; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Cady, Della Destarkey, Mae Van Den Hogan; and one special cousin, Marian Girard.
    She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter-in-law, Noreen Van Den Heuvel; one son-in-law, Jim Butler; two brothers, Tom and Jiggs; two sisters, Martha Mooren, and Leona Matzke.
    Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m Thursday, June 26, 2008. Parish prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Van's Valley, Oneida, until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with Father Dave Koch, officiating. Burial to follow in Lawrence (Cady) Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Van Den Heuvel family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Mary VandenHeuvel

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